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UIC hires former Texas, Michigan assistant Yaklich as coach

Mar. 26, 2020 4:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois-Chicago hired former Texas and Michigan assistant Luke Yaklich as coach on Thursday. The 43-year-old Yaklich grew up in Illinois, played at Illinois State and coached high school ball in the state before serving as an assistant at his alma mater from 2013-2017. He spent two years...

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...

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...

Michigan guard Zavier Simpson, left, dribbles next to Nebraska guard Dachon Burke Jr. during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)

No. 25 Michigan beats Nebraska 82-58 with Beilein on hand

Mar. 5, 2020 10:05 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Zavier Simpson and Jon Teske got a nice surprise for their final home game at Michigan. Former coach John Beilein was in the crowd. “I did not know Coach Beilein was going to be here. I wanted to bring him down after the game because I knew me and Jon were going to give a...

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...

Indiana Pacers' T.J. Warren (1) drives past Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love (0) and Cleveland Cavaliers' Cedi Osman (16) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Cleveland. Indiana won 113-104. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Warren, Brogdon lead Pacers past Cavaliers. 113-104

Mar. 1, 2020 12:00 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indiana Pacers aren't big on headlines and highlight reels. The Pacers showed off their specialty— winning plays down the stretch — in a 113-104 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night T.J. Warren scored 30 points, Malcolm Brogdon hit the go-ahead basket...

New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) drives as Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson (13) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Rusty Costanza)

Ingram, Williamson lead Pelicans past Cavaliers 116-104

Feb. 28, 2020 11:55 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Lonzo Ball launched a long two-handed chest pass from one foul line to the other, where Zion Williamson caught it in stride above his head, took a step and dunked with two hands. That play, less than three minutes into Friday night's contest against the Cleveland Cavaliers, seemed to...

Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, center, squeezes between Cleveland Cavaliers' Ante Zizic, left and Matthew Dellavedova in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Joel Embiid sprains shoulder, Sixers lose to Cavs 108-94

Feb. 26, 2020 11:22 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers suddenly have a lot more to worry about than their poor road record or playoff seeding. Their star players are getting hurt. Joel Embiid left Wednesday night's 108-94 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers with a sprained left shoulder in the first quarter and didn't...