Cava­liers re-ac­quire Dellave­dova in four-player trade

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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 on 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 fir­stand sec­ond-round picks as well as a 2022 sec­on­dround pick from the Wizards.

Nick­named “Delly,” 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.

Hill helped the Cavs reach the Fi­nals last sea­son, but the team wanted to un­load his big con­tract while giv­ing rookie Collin Sex­ton more play­ing time. 29 points, in­clud­ing six in over­time, and host Brook­lyn snapped an eightgame 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.

NBA as­sists leader Kyle Lowry had 11 more for Toronto but was just 1 for 8 from the field while scor­ing three points. 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.

Nikola Vuce­vic led Or­lando with 22 points and 10 re­bounds. The Pac­ers took control in the mid­dle of the third and were never chal­lenged the fi­nal 16 min­utes.

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:

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