Cava­liers re-ac­quire Dellave­dova

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Matthew Dellave­dova has re­turned to the Cava­liers, who look noth­ing like they did when he left.

Cleve­land ac­quired the scrappy guard Fri­day in a trade with the Mil­wau­kee Bucks, who also parted with for­ward John Hen­son and two draft picks in 2021 for guard Ge­orge Hill and for­ward Sam Dekker. The Bucks sent Dekker to the Wash­ing­ton Wizards for for­ward Ja­son Smith.

The Cavs are re­ceiv­ing Mil­wau­kee’s 2021 first- and sec­ond-round picks as well as a 2022 sec­ond-round pick from the Wizards.

Dellave­dova helped the Cavs win an NBA ti­tle in 2016 and is a huge fan fa­vorite. His re­turn will soften what has been a dif­fi­cult sea­son for the Cavs, who are just 5-20 and re­build­ing in the wake of LeBron James’ de­par­ture last sum­mer.

Fri­day’s high­lights

Nets 106, Rap­tors 105: D’An­gelo Rus­sell scored 29 points, in­clud­ing six in over­time, and host Brooklyn snapped an eight-game los­ing streak.

Brooklyn picked the most un­likely way to end its skid, halt­ing a 12-game slide against Toronto with its first vic­tory over the Rap­tors since April 3, 2015. War­riors 105, Bucks 95: Klay Thomp­son and Stephen Curry each scored 20 points, and Golden State wrapped up a five-game trip with its third straight win.

Spurs 133, Lak­ers 120: De­Mar DeRozan fin­ished with 36 points and nine as­sists and San An­to­nio had eight play­ers score in dou­ble fig­ures in a come-frombe­hind vic­tory over vis­it­ing Los An­ge­les.

Pac­ers 112, Magic 90: Bo­jan Bog­danovic scored 26 points to help In­di­ana win in Or­lando. The Pac­ers have beaten the Magic eight straight and 15 of the past 16 meet­ings.

Bulls 114, Thun­der 112: Lauri Markka­nen scored 24 points and drove for the go-ahead layup in the clos­ing sec­onds to lead host Chicago over Ok­la­homa City and the Bulls’ first win un­der coach Jim Boylen. Heat 115, Suns 98: Bam Ade­bayo scored a ca­reer­high 22 points, 20 in the first half, and Mi­ami opened a six-game road trip by hand­ing Phoenix its eighth straight loss. Griz­zlies 107, Pel­i­cans 103: JaMy­chal Green scored 24 points in a re­serve role and Mem­phis picked up a road vic­tory. Hor­nets 113, Nuggets 107: Den­ver came in the with the best record in the West, but shot 39 per­cent from the field and 23 per­cent from 3-point range in los­ing at Char­lotte.

76ers 117, Pis­tons 111: Jimmy But­ler scored 38 points and Philadel­phia over­came star cen­ter Joel Em­biid’s day of rest, ral­ly­ing from a 15-point thirdquar­ter deficit on the road. Kings 129, Cava­liers 110: De’Aaron Fox had 30 points and 12 as­sists and Sacra­mento beat host Cleve­land.


War­riors: Cen­ter Damian Jones un­der­went surgery for a torn left pec­toral mus­cle. He is ex­pected to be­gin re­hab in six weeks with a timetable to be de­ter­mined based on his progress. Pac­ers: For­ward Do­man­tas Sabo­nis missed the game be­cause of food poi­son­ing. Guard Vic­tor Oladipo’s sore knee kept him out for the ninth straight game. Nuggets: Will Bar­ton, Gary Har­ris, Michael Porter Jr. and Isa­iah Thomas did not play due to in­juries. Pis­tons: Detroit, al­ready miss­ing Reg­gie Bul­lock (an­kle) and Ish Smith (ad­duc­tor), saw Stan­ley John­son (sore left knee) be­come a late scratch.




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