Within the last 24 hours, Cleveland fired their head coach, management blamed it on the tone of the locker room and regression on the floor, the star player denied culpability in the affair and the new coach said the players are out of shape.
Damian Lillard had 36 points and the Trail Blazers beat the Los Angeles Lakers 121-103 on Saturday night for Kobe Bryant’s last game in Portland.
A day after the Knicks’ worst defeat of the season, an aching Carmelo Anthony scored only 9 points and sat out the final quarter in Charlotte.
New Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue has a vision of how he wants his team to play, the problem is the Cavaliers do not seem to have the legs for it.
They changed coaches. Everything else about the Cavaliers looked the same.
Danilo Gallinari scored 30 points, including the go-ahead jumper with 23.8 seconds remaining, and the Denver Nuggets rallied to beat the Detroit Pistons 104-101 on Saturday night.
For most of this season, the Memphis Grizzlies have been one of the very best teams at the end of tight games while the Minnesota Timberwolves have seemingly perfected the art of blowing the big lead by faltering down the stretch.
Minnesota Timberwolves interim coach Sam Mitchell has been urging his team to get out in transition virtually all season and against the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday, he got what he was looking for.
Archie Goodwin hit a 3-pointer from atop the arc with 0.1 seconds left and the Phoenix Suns beat the Atlanta Hawks 98-95 on Saturday night to end a six-game losing streak.
Jeremy Lin and Kemba Walker scored 26 points each, and the Charlotte Hornets defeated the New York Knicks 97-84 on Saturday night for their third win in the last four games.
Ryan Anderson scored 23 points and tied a season-high with six 3-pointers, leading the hot-shooting New Orleans Pelicans to a 116-99 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.
The Cleveland Cavaliers’ biggest star and their newly promoted head coach both say the team must play better.
Well, the Knicks did make it to Charlotte, but they left their game and their hustle back in New York.
Count Knicks coach Derek Fisher as a fan of new Cleveland Cavaliers head man Tyronn Lue.