LeBron Hits Game-Winner

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LeBron James hit a fade-away jumper as the buzzer sounded in overtime to lift the Cavaliers past the Timberwolves 140-138.  James finished with 37 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds.  The Cavs visit Atlanta tomorrow night.  Ahead of this afternoon’s NBA trade deadline, Cavs guard Isaiah Thomas said he wants to remain a member of the three-time defending Eastern Conference champions.  Thomas said “I don’t want to be traded, I like it here.”

 

Cavs Blow Lead, LeBron Staying In Cleveland

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The Cavaliers blew a 21-point lead and fell to the Magic 116-98.  The Cavs have lost 14 of their last 21 games.  LeBron James said, after last night’s loss, that he will not waive his no-trade clause ahead of tomorrow’s 3 p.m. trade deadline.  James said “I’m here for the long haul.  I couldn’t give up on my teammates like that.”

 

Cavs Fall, Love Out

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Andre Drummond had 21 points and 22 rebounds to lead the Pistons past the Cavaliers 125-114.  Cavs forward Kevin Love suffered a fracture in his left hand and may miss six to eight weeks.  The Cavs, who have lost 11 of 16, host Miami tonight.

 

Cavs Change Lineup

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Cleveland Cavaliers’ coach Tyronn Lue is replacing Jae Crowder with Tristan Thompson in the starting lineup.  Lue said Thompson’s presence will shift Kevin Love back to his natural position at power forward.  The Cavs host Indiana tonight at 7:30.

 

Cavs Question Love

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The Cleveland Cavaliers held a fiery team meeting prior to yesterday’s practice, challenging the legitimacy of Kevin Love’s illness that led him to leave Saturday’s loss to OKC.  Cleveland has lost six of eight, and plays in San Antonio tonight.