Cavaliers acquire point guard Ricky Rubio from Timberwolves
(AP Photo/Eric Gay) (Eric Gay)CLEVELAND — (AP) — The Cavaliers filled one of their biggest needs, acquiring veteran point guard Ricky Rubio from the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday. Cleveland sent forward Taurean Prince, a 2022 second-round draft pick and cash to Minnesota for the 30-year-old Rubio, who has spent 10 years in the NBA. The Cavs were desperate to find a dependable backup point guard for Darius Garland. Rubio averaged 8.6 points and 6.4 assists last season for Minnesota. He played his first six seasons with the Timberwolves, who took him with the fifth overall pick in 2009.wftv.com
LeBron scores 46, Lakers beat Cavs to stay perfect on road
Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) shoots over Cleveland Cavaliers' Dylan Windler (9) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND – Back home, LeBron James kept the Lakers perfect on the road. When James was short with a 3-pointer at the end of the third quarter, the unidentified Cavs executive celebrated. It was only James' second trip back to Cleveland since he left the Cavs for the second time as a free agent after the 2018 season. “It's more of a somber-tone-type-of-day.”The Lakers are spending the night in Cleveland before flying to Philadelphia — Bryant's hometown — on Tuesday.