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Cavs star Love pledges $100,000 to support idled arena workers

Mar 13, 2020 - 1:03 PM

All-Star Kevin Love donates to support the arena workers who 'had a sudden life shift due to the suspension of the NBA season'

ALL LOVE. As the NBA suspension deals a big financial blow to many workers, Kevin Love decides to lend help. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

Cavaliers sink 76ers as Embiid hurts shoulder

Feb 27, 2020 - 2:47 PM

Collin Sexton fires 28 points as the Cavs drub a Sixers side that lost All-Star Joel Embiid to injury

Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Drummond criticizes Pistons’ loyalty after trade to Cleveland

Feb 07, 2020 - 4:40 PM

'Trust no one,' says Andre Drummond as the Pistons ship the two-time All-Star to the Cavs in a lopsided deal

Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

Raptors hold off Cavs, extend win streak to 9 games

Jan 31, 2020 - 1:16 PM

Kyle Lowry and Pascal Siakam team up for 42 points as reigning NBA champion Toronto Raptors stretch their season-best winning streak

ON A ROLL. Kyle Lowry and the Raptors stay inside the top two in the East. Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images/AFP

Kawhi fires season-high 43, Giannis drops 37 in dominant NBA wins

Jan 15, 2020 - 4:28 PM

Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo shows no mercy, while Kawhi Leonard puts on a scoring show for the Clippers

SIZZLING. Kawhi Leonard tallies a season-high performance in just 3 quarters. Photo from NBA

Lakers extend winning streak to 9 over Cavs

Jan 14, 2020 - 3:32 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers continue their hot momentum as Shai Gilgeous-Alexander records a triple-double for Oklahoma

RECORD-SETTER. LeBron James surpasses Isiah Thomas for 8th place on the league's all-time list with 9,067 career assists. Photo by Etienne Laurent/EPA-EFE

Cavs coach Beilein says team will get past 'thugs' gaffe

Jan 10, 2020 - 11:25 AM

Cleveland coach John Beilein says he apologized to his players after using the racially insensitive label 'thug' to his mostly African-American squad

MOVING FORWARD. Darius Garland and the Cavs try to put the incident behind them as Cleveland coach John Beilein admits to his slip. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Brown drops career high to lead Celtics over Cavs

Dec 28, 2019 - 10:32 AM

Jaylen Brown delivers back-to-back 30-point games as the Celtics stay in the top two in the Eastern Conference

STREAKY. Jaylen Brown and the Celtics pick up win No. 22 against Kevin Love and the Cavs. Photo from NBA

Cavs mark Clarkson trade with win over Hawks

Dec 24, 2019 - 1:52 PM

The Cavaliers win 3 straight games for their longest winning-streak since LeBron James left for the Lakers

NEW HOME. Jordan Clarkson bids goodbye to the Cavaliers. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Cavs agree to trade Jordan Clarkson for Utah's Exum – reports

Dec 24, 2019 - 10:56 AM

This is the first NBA deal since the Russell Westbrook-Chris Paul trade

VETERAN PRESENCE. Jordan Clarkson is set to provide his veteran skills to the Utah Jazz. File photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Bucks breeze past Cavs to stretch franchise best start

Dec 15, 2019 - 3:36 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks streak to their 18th straight victory to extend their best start at 24-3

Bucks streak to 10th straight win; Spurs upset Clippers

Nov 30, 2019 - 3:32 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo unloads 33 points and 12 boards as the Bucks cruise past the Cavs

TOO GOOD. Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks stay on top of the Eastern Conference. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Cavs guard Porter gets one-game NBA ban for ref contact

Nov 05, 2019 - 9:42 AM

Nineteen-year-old Kevin Porter Jr gets suspended without pay following an incident with a game official

PENALIZED. Cavs' young gun Kevin Porter Jr gets into trouble just two weeks after his debut. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Cavs waive veteran JR Smith

Jul 16, 2019 - 9:24 AM

JR Smith is set to become a free agent after nearly 5 seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers

GETTING OUT. JR Smith finally finds a way out of the Cleveland Cavaliers whom he expressed disappointment in last season. File photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Cavs’ Collin Sexton likens workmate Kai Sotto to Dirk Nowitzki

May 17, 2019 - 9:29 PM

Collin Sexton and Kai Sotto train under the same skills coach and the Cavs hotshot says the Filipino teen can definitely ‘shoot it and space the floor’

IMPRESSED. Collin Sexton, who’s in Manila for the Jr NBA, showers the 7-foot-2 Kai Sotto with praise. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Cavs name veteran college coach Beilein new head coach

May 14, 2019 - 12:00 PM

After a pitiful 19-63 win-loss season, the Cleveland Cavaliers hope to get a reboot with former University of Michigan coach John Beilein at the helm

SAVVY. The Cavs see John Beilein, who mentored the Michigan Wolverines in the NCAA,  as a 'brilliant' and 'tireless worker' who can bring back their winning culture. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

Curry bounces back with 40 as Warriors cushion West lead

Apr 06, 2019 - 5:14 PM

The two-time MVP rebounds from his lowest scoring game with a 75% shooting clip from beyond the arc

RECORD-SETTER. Steph Curry climbs to 3rd in the Warriors’ all-time scoring list. Photo from NBA Twitter

Antetokounmpo, Bucks exact revenge vs Cavaliers

Mar 25, 2019 - 10:48 AM

The MVP candidate shines on both ends as Milwaukee claims its 55th win of the season

GREEK FREAK. Giannis Antetokounmpo provides another MVP-worthy performance for the Milwaukee Bucks. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)

Sexton powers Cavs over Giannis-less Bucks

Mar 21, 2019 - 11:54 AM

Behind Collin Sexton and Jordan Clarkson, the Cavs upset a Bucks side playing minus MVP contender Giannis Antetokounmpo

TAKE CHARGE. Collin Sexton and the Cavs make the most out of a lucky break. Photo from NBA Twitter

Embiid, Simmons star as Sixers survive Cavs scare

Mar 13, 2019 - 3:52 PM

Cameroonian big man Joel Embiid comes through the clutch as the Sixers escape the feisty Cavaliers

KEY WIN. The Sixers pull off a crucial victory to stay at 3rd place in the Eastern Conference. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

Ibaka, Chriss suspended over NBA brawl

Mar 13, 2019 - 10:21 AM

The NBA hands Raptors' Serge Ibaka a heavier punishment for starting the fight as Cavs' Marquese Chriss also gets sanctioned for retaliating

SCUFFLE.  Toronto’s Serge Ibaka and Cleveland’s Marquese Chriss figure in a fight during the Cavs’ surprise rout of the Raptors. Photo from

Cavs rout Raptors behind Collin Sexton

Mar 12, 2019 - 3:08 PM

Collin Sexton tallies 28 points as the Cavaliers pull off an upset over Toronto

UPSET. The Cleveland Cavaliers blow out the East No. 2 team Toronto Raptors. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Ibaka, Chriss brawl mars Cavs win over Raptors

Mar 12, 2019 - 12:05 PM

Serge Ibaka and Marquese Chriss get ejected from the game for figuring in a brawl

BRAWL. Marquese Chriss (left) figures in a brawl with Serge Ibaka. Photos from Cleveland Cavaliers website (Chriss) and AFP (Ibaka)

Tobias Harris shines in Sixers debut vs Nuggets

Feb 09, 2019 - 4:46 PM

The new-look Sixers roll past a skidding Nuggets side that slips to second in the Western Conference

SOLID DEBUT. Tobias Harris delivers in key plays during his debut for the Sixers. Photo from NBA Twitter

Trail Blazers swing NBA deal for Cavs' Rodney Hood

Feb 05, 2019 - 12:39 PM

Rodney Hood is expected to add versatility and shooting to Portland

PLAYOFF-BOUND. Rodney Hood leaves the Cavs to join the Western Conference's fourth-placed team. Photo from Rodney Hood's Facebook

Luka Doncic fires season-high 35, gets it done for Mavs

Feb 03, 2019 - 12:59 PM

The Mavs rookie teen sensation becomes the seventh player to score 1,000 points in the NBA before turning 20

TOP TEEN. Mavs young Slovenian star Luka Doncic logs in a double-double. Photo from NBA Twitter

Kyrie apologizes to LeBron for behavior as Cavs teammate

Jan 17, 2019 - 6:31 PM

Celtics star Kyrie Irving admits he has now gained perspective on what it's like to be a leader

NEW OUTLOOK. Kyrie Irving looks for a fresh start as the Celtics snap a three-game skid against the league-leading Raptors. Photo from NBA Twitter

NBA finds no rule violation by Cavs in McCaw moves

Jan 15, 2019 - 1:03 PM

Cleveland waives the 23-year-old guard after only 3 appearances for the team, paving way for him to join the Toronto Raptors

CONTENDERS. Patrick McCaw, who won two NBA championships with the Golden State Warriors, joins another title contender in the Toronto Raptors. Photo from

Harden drops triple-double as Rockets rout Cavs

Jan 12, 2019 - 3:26 PM

MVP James Harden explodes for his fourth 40-point triple-double of the season

NEW TARGET. Despite setting record numbers anew, James Harden says he’s more focused on the Rockets claiming the top seed in the Western Conference. Photo from NBA Twitter

Wizards extend winning streak over Sixers at home

Jan 10, 2019 - 3:16 PM

The Philadelphia Sixers drop their ninth straight game in Washington, a skid dating back to November 2013

TAKE CHARGE. Washington’s Bradley Beal drops 14 points in a fourth-quarter stretcher to finish with 34 points. Photo from Washington Wizards Twitter

LeBron: Cavs title 'made me feel the greatest player of all time'

Dec 31, 2018 - 5:04 PM

Down 1-3 against the Golden State Warriors in the 2016 NBA finals, James and Cleveland stage a monumental upset en route to the championship

HISTORIC. LeBron James leads the Cavaliers to their first NBA championship. File photo Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Leonard leads Raptors over Cavs, Bucks down Celtics

Dec 22, 2018 - 2:33 PM

The Toronto Raptor's victory came despite absences of star point guard Kyle Lowry, swingman Danny Green, and big men Serge Ibaka and Jonas Valanciunas

WATCH: Revenge sweet for Russell as Nets sink Lakers

Dec 19, 2018 - 12:43 PM

'He hurt us,' coach Luke Walton says of Nets star D'Angelo Russell, who got traded just two years after the Lakers made him the No. 2 overall pick

TAKE NOTE. Brooklyn point guard D'Angelo Russell reminds his former team of his talents. Photo from NBA

Sixers rout Cavs in Jimmy Butler's return

Dec 17, 2018 - 11:27 AM

Philadelphia rebounds from back-to-back losses that saw Butler sidelined due to a groin injury

DO-IT-ALL. Ben Simmons registers another triple-double. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)

Pacers spoil Sixers star Joel Embiid's 40-20 night

Dec 15, 2018 - 6:50 PM

The Indiana Pacers rally from a double-digit deficit to clip Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers

STEADY CLIMB. Darren Collison and the Indiana Pacers outlast the Sixers to hike up their record to 19-10. Photo from Indiana Pacers

Cavaliers, Wizards, Bucks swing multi-player trade

Dec 08, 2018 - 2:55 PM

Australian guard Matthew Dellavedova heads back to the Cleveland Cavaliers

WINNER. Matthew Dellavedova was a member of Cleveland’s 2016 NBA championship team. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP

Cavs' Thompson fined $15,000 for 'gesture' toward fan

Dec 07, 2018 - 11:13 AM

Cleveland center Tristan Thompson gets penalized for giving hecklers the middle finger

FINED. Tristan Thompson stars for the Cavs but gets irked by a spectator. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Red-hot Curry carries Warriors over Cavs

Dec 06, 2018 - 12:18 PM

Looking fully recovered from injury, Steph Curry erupts for 42 points as the defending champion Warriors improve to 17-9

Pistons pummel Warriors to win 5th straight, Raptors roll on

Dec 02, 2018 - 2:25 PM

Blake Griffin and the Detroit Pistons spoil Warriors star Steph Curry's return from injury

Cavs trade Kyle Korver to Utah Jazz

Nov 29, 2018 - 11:52 AM

The sharpshooting Cleveland guard gets traded for Utah's Alec Burks and two future second-round draft picks

SNIPER. Kyle Korver ranks fourth on the NBA's all-time list for three-pointers made. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers rally past Cavs in LeBron’s emotional return to Cleveland

Nov 22, 2018 - 12:54 PM

Los Angeles superstar LeBron James returns as a hometown hero in Cleveland

BACK HOME. LeBron James tows the Los Angeles Lakers to their 10th victory against his former team Cleveland Cavaliers. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

NBA-worst Cavs cut ties with JR Smith

Nov 21, 2018 - 8:09 AM

The Cleveland guard gets the boot just hours after a controversial interview

OUT. JR Smith won't see action when his former teammate LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers play teh Cavs on Wednesday. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Fil-Am Jordan Clarkson consistent despite Cavs' struggles

Nov 09, 2018 - 12:42 PM

Now focused on the Cavs campaign, Clarkson shares how his Pinoy family still relishes his Gilas stint: ‘My grandma was crying every game, watching me play!’

EFFICIENT. Jordan Clarkson has been the Cavs second-leading scorer after Kevin Love, averaging 15.2 points off the bench and playing in all 11 games. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

Cleveland Cavaliers sign Larry Drew for remainder of season

Nov 06, 2018 - 11:08 AM

Drew has taken charge of the Cavaliers since Tyronn Lue was dismissed following the team's 0-6 start to the season

OFFICIAL. Larry Drew officially takes over Tyronn Lue's position as Cleveland Cavaliers head coach. File photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Cavs' Love to miss 6 weeks after foot surgery

Nov 03, 2018 - 8:21 AM

Kevin Love's extended absence is another blow to a Cleveland squad still reeling from the departure of superstar LeBron James

SIDELINED. Kevin Love played through pain in the the Cavs’ first 4 games of the season. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

JR Smith admits he'd like to be traded from Cavs

Nov 02, 2018 - 9:43 AM

'I don't mind taking a back seat or sitting down... but at least communicate that to me,' says Cleveland guard JR Smith

BENCHED. JR Smith's playing time Cavs has been sharply reduced this season. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

After firing coach Ty Lue, Cavs pick up 1st win vs Hawks

Oct 31, 2018 - 10:21 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers finally get into the win column after a 0-6 start in the NBA season

POST-LEBRON. Cleveland found out how tough life is minus LeBron James but Tristan Thompson, George Hill and the Cavs finally get a taste of victory. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Tyronn Lue's firing a 'very difficult decision,' says Cavaliers boss

Oct 29, 2018 - 7:08 PM

The 41-year-old coach was given the pink slip by Cleveland following the club's latest loss that marked a league-worst 0-6 record

AXED. Tyronn Lue bids goodbye to the Cavaliers after 2 1/2 seasons as head coach. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: LeBron James, Kevin Love thank Ty Lue after Cavs firing

Oct 29, 2018 - 1:35 AM

After an abrupt sacking, coach Tyronn Lue gets showered with appreciation by his past and present Cavs players

Coach Tyronn Lue and LeBron James. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Cavaliers fire head coach Ty Lue after 0-6 start

Oct 28, 2018 - 11:34 PM

It has been nothing but rough for the Cleveland Cavaliers post-LeBron

Tyronn Lue. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP