Garland, Cavaliers agree to 5-year, $193 million extension
Cavaliers Garland Basketball FILE - Cleveland Cavaliers' Darius Garland (10) reacts to a basket during the first half of the team's NBA play-in basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, April 15, 2022, in Cleveland. Cavaliers All-Star guard Darius Garland has agreed to a five-year, $193 million contract extension with Cleveland, his agent Rich Paul said Saturday, July 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Nick Cammett, File) (Nick Cammett)CLEVELAND — (AP) — Cavaliers All-Star point guard Darius Garland has agreed to a five-year, $193 million contract extension, his agent Rich Paul told the Associated Press on Saturday. The fifth overall pick in 2019, Garland has quickly developed into one of the NBA's top point guards. Garland’s extension begins in the 2023-24 season and, for now, would see him making just over $33 million in the first year and escalating steadily, all the way to $44 million in 2027-28.wftv.com
Rondo will miss at least 2 weeks with sprained toe
Cavaliers Pistons Basketball Cleveland Cavaliers guard Rajon Rondo (1) attempts a layup as Detroit Pistons guard Cory Joseph, left, and center Isaiah Stewart (28) defend during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) (Carlos Osorio)CLEVELAND — (AP) — Guard Rajon Rondo will miss at least two weeks with a sprained toe, the latest injury to hit the Cavaliers’ backcourt. Rondo sprained his right big toe in the fourth quarter of Cleveland’s loss at Detroit on Thursday night. The 36-year-old Rondo, acquired earlier this season after Ricky Rubio tore a knee ligament, made his first start since joining Cleveland. He was forced to have a larger role because All-Star guard Darius Garland needs more rest with a bone bruise in his back.wftv.com
Cavaliers rally from 20-point deficit, beat Pacers 98-85
Pacers Cavaliers Basketball Cleveland Cavaliers' Cedi Osman (16) and Kevin Love (0) celebrate after a basket against the Indiana Pacers during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb 6, 2022, in Cleveland. Osman finished with 18 in the period, while Love had nine points and drew two charging fouls on Pacers rookie Chris Duarte. Duarte paced Indiana with 22 points, Duane Washington Jr. scored 17 points and Domantas Sabonis had nine points and 11 rebounds. All-Star point guard Darius Garland missed his fourth straight game with a sore lower back. Pacers coach Rick Carlisle announced that the trade had been completed 90 minutes before the opening tip, pending approval from the NBA.wftv.com
Suns' Booker, Paul picked as NBA All-Star reserves
Nets Suns Basketball Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) and guard Chris Paul (3) motion after Booker made a three pointer against the Brooklyn Nets during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) (Matt York)NEW YORK — (AP) — Devin Booker and Chris Paul were chosen Thursday as reserves for the NBA All-Star Game, giving the NBA-leading Phoenix Suns two selections. Guard Darius Garland will represent the Cavaliers but center Jarrett Allen was not among the seven players from the Eastern Conference. The other reserves from the Western Conference were Luka Doncic of Dallas, Karl-Anthony Towns of Minnesota and Draymond Green of Golden State. Reserves were voted on by the head coaches from each conference, who could not vote for players from their own teams.wftv.com
Nets drop first game without Durant, fall to Cavs 114-107
Nets Cavaliers Basketball Brooklyn Nets' Cam Thomas, left, grabs the ball ahead of Cleveland Cavaliers' Darius Garland in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, in Cleveland. The Brooklyn Nets knew life would be challenging without their superstar. Darius Garland strengthened his All-Star case with 22 points and 12 assists, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 114-107 win Monday over the Nets, who lost their first game since Durant injured his left knee. Durant, averaging 29.3 points per game, sprained his left medial collateral ligament (MCL) on Saturday in a win over New Orleans. ... F/C Nick Claxton (hamstring) missed his fourth straight game.wftv.com
Klay Thompson has 17 points in return, Warriors beat Cavs
Cavaliers Warriors Basketball Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, left, looks to pass the ball against Cleveland Cavaliers guard Darius Garland, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/John Hefti) (John Hefti)SAN FRANCISCO — (AP) — Klay Thompson scored 17 points in his return from two devastating injuries that sidelined him more than 2 1/2 years, helping the Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 96-82 on Sunday night. Stephen Curry had 29 points, five rebounds and five assists, and Jordan Poole added 14 points for Golden State. Moments later he made his first 3-pointer to go over 12,000 points and put the Warriors up 49-41. Warriors: Golden State has won 10 straight against Cleveland.wftv.com
AP source: Cavs making progress in trade for Lakers' Rondo
Lakers Bulls Basketball Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo, left, drives as he looks to pass the ball against Chicago Bulls forward Alfonzo McKinnie during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago, Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) (Nam Y. Huh)CLEVELAND — (AP) — The Cavaliers have made progress in talks with the Los Angeles Lakers about a trade involving veteran point guard Rajon Rondo, a person familiar with the potential deal told The Associated Press on Thursday. Cleveland has been urgently looking for an experienced guard since Ricky Rubio suffered a season-ending knee injury Tuesday night. The Cavs and Lakers are “trending” toward completing the trade, said the person spoke on condition of anonymity because the teams have not yet reached an agreement. Rondo is in his first season with the Lakers, who are just 17-19 and have struggled with one of the NBA's older rosters.wftv.com
Cavs sign coach Bickerstaff to multiyear contract extension
The Cavaliers won 126-103. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig) (Craig Lassig)CLEVELAND — (AP) — Cavaliers coach J.B. Bickerstaff has received a multiyear contract extension for his role in the team's dramatic turnaround. After winning just 22 games last season, the Cavs are 19-13 and fifth in the Eastern Conference. Prior to coaching in Cleveland, Bickerstaff was an interim coach in Houston and Memphis. The Cavs won only 19 games in Bickerstaff's abbreviated first season, but were showing great promise before the season was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.wftv.com
Brown scores 34 points, Celtics beat Cavaliers 111-101
Cavaliers Celtics Basketball Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown, right front, and Cleveland Cavaliers' Dean Wade vie for the ball during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson) (Winslow Townson)BOSTON — (AP) — Jaylen Brown scored 34 points and the Boston Celtics beat depleted Cleveland 111-101 on Wednesday night to end the Cavaliers’ winning streak at six. Robert Williams III added a career-high 21 points along with 11 rebounds and seven assists, and Jayson Tatum had 18 points. Celtics: Williams returned to the starting lineup after missing the last game for personal reasons. ___More AP NBA coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsCopyright 2021 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Antetokounmpo scores 27 on 27th birthday, Bucks win 112-104
Cavaliers Bucks Basketball Cleveland Cavaliers' Evan Mobley loses the ball in front of Milwaukee Bucks' Jrue Holiday during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) (Morry Gash)MILWAUKEE — (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo came back from a two-game absence and scored 27 points on his 27th birthday to help the Milwaukee Bucks defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 112-104 on Monday night. The two-time MVP also had 12 rebounds in his return from a sore right calf as the Bucks won for the 10th time in 11 games. Pat Connaughton scored 12, and Bobby Portis had 10 points and 16 rebounds. Bucks: Donte DiVincenzo was briefly assigned to the Wisconsin Herd, the Bucks’ NBA G League affiliate, to get some practice sessions as he works his way back from a torn left ankle ligament.wftv.com
Irving returns, but new-look Nets beaten by Cavs in 2 OTs
Cleveland Cavaliers' Larry Nance Jr. (22) steals a pass intended for Brooklyn Nets' Kyrie Irving (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Cleveland. Sexton scored 15 points in the second OT — most of them over Irving — for the Cavs, who outplayed the Nets all night. Before the game, Nets first-year coach Steve Nash admitted being “curious” about how his trio of superstars would align on the floor. In the second quarter, Sexton ran back on defense and cleanly flicked the ball away from Durant as he was going in on a breakaway dunk. Irving's return to the Nets was also just his second game in Cleveland since he was traded by the Cavs after the 2017 season.
Gordon helps Magic beat Cavaliers 103-83, snap 2-game skid
Gordon broke out of a shooting slump Monday night, hitting six of nine 3-pointers on the way to a season-high 24 points as the Magic beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 103-83. Gordon scored 13 points in the third as the Magic broke open a close game. Khem Birch added 12 points and 12 rebounds, while rookie guard Cole Anthony added nine points, five rebounds and four assists. Cedi Osman scored 13 of his 18 points in the first half and added seven rebounds and seven assists. Magic: Orlando hosts Cleveland again on Wednesday.
James, Davis back on court for Lakers as season draws near
The Lakers, who beat Miami to win the championship Oct. 11, start the new season against the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night. Also on Wednesday, Chicago beat Oklahoma City 124-103, and Portland played at Denver. BULLS 124, THUNDER 103At Oklahoma City, the Bulls took control in the second quarter and didn’t let up. LaVine scored 16 points on 6-for-7 shooting in the first quarter while Gilgeous-Alexander scored 11 for Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City couldn’t get into a flow, but part of that was because first-year coach Mark Daigneault gave minutes to 13 players.
Magic, Vucevic beat Cavaliers in season opener
Orlando Magic's Nikola Vucevic, right, goes up for a shot past Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)ORLANDO, Fla. - Nikola Vucevic had 21 points and nine rebounds, and the Orlando Magic beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 94-85 on Wednesday night in the season opener for each team. Evan Fournier scored 16 points for Orlando, and Markelle Fultz had 12 points and six assists. It was Fultz's first game with the Magic after the No. Kevin Love had 11 points and 18 rebounds for Cleveland, which trailed by as many as 20 points. Collin Sexton and Tristan Thompson each scored 16 points in John Beilein's first game as Cavs coach.