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Cavs and coach Larry Drew agree to part ways

Cavs and coach Larry Drew agree to part ways

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April 11 (UPI) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers and head coach Larry Drew agreed Thursday to part ways, a day following the end of the regular season. The Cavaliers released a statement thanking Drew for his efforts taking over as head coach early into the season. "We have great respect and appreciation for Larry and the job that he did as the head coach of the Cavaliers for nearly the entire 2018-19 campaign. He brought professionalism, class and steady leadership both this past season and prior four years," Cavs general manager Koby Altman said in a statement. "Larry and I had a productive discussion about this past season, the future of the franchise and the search process that we will shortly launch regarding the head coaching role. "Larry respectfully declined to participate in the search...
NBA Finals: Kevin Durant powers Warriors to Game 3 win vs. Cavs

NBA Finals: Kevin Durant powers Warriors to Game 3 win vs. Cavs

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June 7 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant exploded for 43 points, leading the Golden State Warriors to a 110-102 win against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. The Cavaliers played the Warriors tight through three quarters before Durant helped the Golden State go up 3-0 in the series with a big fourth frame performance Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Stephen Curry was the Warriors' second-leading scorer, netting 11 points. LeBron James had 33 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds in the loss. "We aren't done playing basketball yet, so I don't really look at these as defining moments, "Durant told reporters. "I don't want to downplay anything, but I don't want to act like this is the end of the road. So just get back to work tomorrow and figure out a better game plan." "I...
NBA Finals: Cavs look to bounce back in Game 2

NBA Finals: Cavs look to bounce back in Game 2

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OAKLAND, Calif. -- Two teams still a bit dizzy in the aftermath of one of the most amazing finishes in NBA Finals history will tip off Game 2 on Sunday night when the Cleveland Cavaliers attempt to even their best-of-seven against the Golden State Warriors. A 51-point performance, a late video-review reversal, a missed potential game-winning free throw, a head-scratching decision to run out the clock with the core tied and a one-sided overtime highlighted Thursday's series opener, which Golden State captured 124-114 to go up 1-0 against the Cavaliers for the third consecutive season. The win might have been a costly one for the Warriors, however, with standout guard Klay Thompson having suffered what is now being called a high left ankle sprain. Thompson returned from the first-quarte...