# Cleveland Cavaliers

Last week
19th March 2023 - 25th March 2023
Sixers into playoffs after Cavs down Nets; Celtics topple Kings
Cleveland’s victory ensured that third-placed Philadelphia became the latest team to advance.
Last year
Surging Cavs surprise reigning champions Bucks as Suns scorch Jazz
The Cleveland Cavaliers continued their NBA resurgence with a 115-99 victory over the Bucks that helped propel them into third place in the Eastern Conference.
All time
# Disruption
NBA postpones five games over Covid concerns
The move comes after ESPN reported that five Cleveland Cavaliers players tested positive for Covid-19.
# Wrap
Butler nets 32 points as Heat roll over Hornets, James makes strong return for Lakers
Elsewhere, LeBron James returned from a two-game injury absence to score 26 points for the LA Lakers.
Nets stun LeBron's Lakers as Celtics clinch playoffs spot
Tuesday saw the Los Angeles Lakers fall as the Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets and Boston Celtics won.
# Wrap
Raptors' 15-game winning streak ended, Giannis-less Bucks fall and LeBron stars
The defending NBA champions finally lost on another busy night of NBA action.
LeBron leads Lakers to victory, Irving sprains knee in Nets loss
The Brooklyn Nets were left to worry about Kyrie Irving as LeBron James and Damian Lillard turned in top performances in the NBA.
# Ballin'
Young stars in shock win, Clippers honour Lakers legend Bryant and Raptors roar on
A wrap of Thursday’s NBA action.
# Legend
Embiid wears 24 and scores 24 as Kobe tribute, while emotional Shaq remembers former team-mate
Bryant’s hometown team the Philadelphia 76ers displayed Bryant’s number 33 Lower Merion High School jersey before last night’s game.
Celtics hand Lakers 'butt-whipping', Simmons 'ridiculously dominant' in Philly win
An epic Monday in the NBA served up surprise losses, overtime thrillers and brilliant displays from Ben Simmons and Damian Lillard.
LeBron leads Lakers past Cavs to ninth straight win, Gilgeous-Alexander breaks Shaq record
The Los Angeles Lakers cruised to a ninth straight win to continue their fine form in the NBA.
Superstars Kawhi and George combine for 42 points in first Clippers game together
Luka Doncic showed no mercy against the struggling Golden State Warriors, while Ben Simmons landed his first NBA three-pointer.
Harden and Westbrook extend win streak, while Doncic joins LeBron with record feat
Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic became the second ever 20-year-old to record a 40-point triple-double.
# sending a message
LeBron's third straight triple-double helps Lakers to continue streak with 19-point comeback
LeBron James maintained his red-hot form as the Los Angeles Lakers extended their winning streak on Tuesday.
# Hoops
LeBron's Lakers win fifth straight game, Kawhi leads Clippers
James recorded his second successive triple-double courtesy of 21 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds.
# Prodigy
'I'm not looking to fill LeBron's shoes' - Pelicans-bound Williamson relishing NBA Draft first-pick tag
The prospect of joining an elite group of players as the number one pick will not distract to former Duke forward this week.
# throwback
Warriors clinch west's top seed in blast from the past at Oracle Arena
It was a special night as the Golden State Warriors played their final regular-season game at the arena after 47 years.
Spurs on the verge of playoffs, MVP-chasing Harden lifts Rockets
One loss from the Sacramento Kings and San Antonio will clinch a postseason berth.
# Postseason
Clippers and Celtics clinch playoff berths, while Rockets slip up
Houston dropped to fourth in the West with a 108-94 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.
Durant-less Warriors crash to back-to-back losses as Harden's 58 leads Houston
The Golden State Warriors were upstaged at the Orlando Magic.
# Hoops
LeBron James suffers heaviest loss of career against rampant Pacers
The Lakers have only lost 11 games by 40 points or more in the history of the franchise.
# Bullish
Charles Barkley rips Kyrie Irving over LeBron James apology: 'I would have whooped his ass'
Irving said it took a ‘real man’ to make the call and apologise.
# perspective
Kyrie Irving reveals he called LeBron this week to apologise, dominates Raptors in thriller
Steph Curry, meanwhile, set a new NBA record last night.
# nba wrap
Kuzma inspires LeBron-less Lakers to victory while Bucks overcome Rockets' MVP contender Harden
James Harden posted 42 points for the Houston Rockets but they couldn’t get the better of the Milwaukee Bucks.
# Swish
Lebron's Lakers suffer defeat as Nets extend winning streak to six games
Meanwhile, Larry Nance Jr. had 15 points and 16 rebounds in the Cavaliers’ victory over the Pacers.
# Hoops
Dominant Westbrook hit the 107th triple-double of his career last night
Russell Westbrook went level with Jason Kidd as joint-third on the NBA’s all-time list.
# i'm coming home
LeBron gets standing ovation on his return to Cleveland as Lakers beat Cavs
Elsewhere, the Golden State Warriors suffered a fourth consecutive loss for the first time since 2013.
# sick of it
Disgusted JR Smith says tanking 'was always the plan' for Cavs after LeBron
James visits the Cavaliers with his LA Lakers outfit this Wednesday.
# Hoop Dreams
LeBron makes more NBA history as he moves into fifth on all-time scoring list
It was a good night for the Los Angeles Lakers star.
# back on track
Durant sets aside altercation with Green to sink 29 points in Warriors' victory over Hawks
The NBA champions went into the game without power forward Draymond Green who was suspended over the incident.
# Winless
Cleveland Cavaliers fire coach Lue following winless start to NBA season
Following reports earlier on Sunday that Tyronn Lue would be fired, the Cavaliers confirmed the departure of their coach.
# Best wishes
Cavaliers 'hurt but not bitter' over LeBron James' move to LA Lakers
The Cavs’ general manager Koby Altman says they understand LeBron James’ decision to leave was not personal.
# the decision 3.0
LeBron James is officially a free agent
The Cleveland Cavaliers star declined the player option on his contract today.
# Opinion
'He checks every mark:' Irving says LeBron James should have won the MVP
Boston Celtics Star Kyrie Irving says James Harden is the ‘people’s MVP’
# Tick tock
LeBron in 'good dialogue' with Cavs as they await decision about his future
The star forward has one week to decide whether to stay in Cleveland or opt out of the final year of his deal.
Kobe Bryant says LeBron has to 'figure out a way' to win more championships
Kobe has some advice for The King.
# the decision ii
LeBron's decision will be a 'lifestyle thing', says Dwayne Wade
The Cavs talisman has options.
# Simply the Best
'They're the two best players I've ever witnessed' - Steve Kerr cannot separate LeBron and Jordan
Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Michael Jordan and LeBron James were the best players he had ever seen.
# The champ champs
Warriors defend NBA title thanks to Cavs sweep
Golden State went back-to-back thanks to Friday’s comfortable 108-85 win over LeBron James and the Cavaliers in Cleveland.
# Feeling Golden
The Warriors were mostly terrible last night but still lead the Cavs 3-0
The NBA finals are as good as over as Golden State are now just one game away from the title.