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FILE - In this June 10, 2016, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) dunks on Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes (40) during the second half of Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals in Cleveland. ESPN will air NBA doubleheaders on Wednesday nights during April showcasing key NBA Finals games. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)

ESPN to air memorable NBA Finals games on Wednesday nights

Mar. 30, 2020 12:43 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN will air NBA doubleheaders on Wednesday nights during April showcasing key NBA Finals games. The doubleheaders begin this Wednesday with two games from the 2016 NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors, where the Cavaliers became the first team in...

FILE - This is a January 1970 file photo showing Notre Dame college basketball player Austin Carr. Carr played for Notre Dame in an era when prolific scorers dominated college basketball. LSU's Pete Maravich, still No. 1 on the all-time points list, was scoring 40 a night. Niagara's Calvin Murphy, Purdue's Rick Mount and St. Bonaventure's Bob Lanier, along with Carr, were others putting up eye-popping numbers. It wasn't until Carr scored a still-standing NCAA Tournament-record 61 points against Ohio in the first round in 1970 that, in his mind, he started to separate himself. (AP Photo/File)

NCAA's greatest hits: Austin Carr's record 61 points in 1970

Mar. 28, 2020 1:37 PM EDT

Austin Carr played for Notre Dame in an era when prolific scorers dominated college basketball. LSU's Pete Maravich was scoring 40 a night and still No. 1 on the points list. Niagara's Calvin Murphy, Purdue's Rick Mount and St. Bonaventure's Bob Lanier, along with Carr, were others putting up eye-popping numbers....

The Latest: 2 Madison Square Garden boxing cards called off

Mar. 12, 2020 10:07 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's affect on sports around the globe (all times EDT): 10 p.m. Two boxing cards at Madison Square Garden have been called off because of the coronavirus outbreak. A few hours after announcing the fights would proceed without crowds, promoter Bob Arum said Thursday they are off...

Chicago Bulls' Wendell Carter Jr. (34) dunks next to Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

White scores 20, commits 9 TOs, Bulls beat Cavaliers 108-103

Mar. 10, 2020 11:57 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Coby White scored 20 points to help offset a career-high nine turnovers in his first NBA start, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-103 on Tuesday night. The Bulls won their 22nd game to match their total from last season, though they didn't think it would take this long....

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach J.B. Bickerstaff gives instructions to players in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Cleveland. Indiana won 113-104. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Cavs reward Bickerstaff with contract after strong start

Mar. 10, 2020 8:33 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — J.B. Bickerstaff's impressive start with the Cavaliers has been rewarded. Bickerstaff, who has Cleveland playing its best basketball this season since taking over when John Beilein suddenly resigned last month, agreed to a multi-year contract with the team on Tuesday. The Cavs announced...

Cleveland Cavaliers' Andre Drummond, center, drives between San Antonio Spurs' Trey Lyles, left, and Rudy Gay, right, in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Drummond scores 28, Sexton 26 as Cavaliers down Spurs in OT

Mar. 8, 2020 11:27 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Andre Drummond returned from a leg injury to score 28 points and add 17 rebounds, and Kevin Love shook off a tough shooting night to make a big 3-pointer in overtime and lift the improving Cleveland Cavaliers to a 132-129 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday. Drummond, who missed the...

Denver Nuggets' Nikola Jokic (15) drives past Cleveland Cavaliers' Matthew Dellavedova (18) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 104-102. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Love scores 27 points, Cavaliers surprise Nuggets again

Mar. 7, 2020 11:30 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Love scored 27 points, hitting the go-ahead basket with four minutes remaining, and the short-handed Cleveland Cavaliers surprised the Denver Nuggets for the second time this season, 104-102 on Saturday night. Collin Sexton scored 25 points and Matthew Dellavedova had a career-high...

FILE - Cleveland Cavaliers' Andre Drummond, right, drives past Miami Heat's Bam Adebayo in the first half of an NBA basketball game,  in Cleveland.  On Friday, March 6, Drummond, Cavs guards Collin Sexton and Darius Garland, forwards Cedi Osman, Dante Exum and Dylan Windler, coach J.B. Bickerstaff, his entire staff and general manager Koby Altman, spent several hours visiting with offenders at Grafton _ a medium security prison housing 1,700 residents to share fellowship as well as some hope and hoops.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Hoops, hope: Cavaliers listen, learn during visit to prison

Mar. 7, 2020 2:20 PM EST

GRAFTON, Ohio (AP) — Andre Drummond and his teammates leaned in and listened intently as if they were in a huddle during a timeout in the frantic closing seconds of a playoff game. This time, the Cleveland Cavaliers didn't hear any strategy or talk of fouls or final shots. These messages were far more...

Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters (11) drives to the basket as Los Angeles Clippers guard Landry Shamet (20) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Lakers sign former Heat, Cavs guard Dion Waiters

Mar. 6, 2020 3:48 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have signed guard Dion Waiters for their postseason push. The Western Conference-leading Lakers made the move Friday before they hosted the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks. Waiters is an eight-year NBA veteran who had been a free agent since Memphis waived him last...

Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum (0) drives to the basket against Cleveland Cavaliers' Dean Wade (32) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Tatum scores 32, leads Celtics past Cavaliers 112-106

Mar. 4, 2020 10:55 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 32 points and the Boston Celtics defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 112-106 on Wednesday night in a matchup of short-handed teams. The Celtics were missing three starters — Kemba Walker, Jaylen Brown and Gordon Hayward — while the Cavaliers played without...