After 942 days out, Klay Thompson scores 17 points as Warriors win in triumphant return

Klay Thompson reacts to a foul call against him In the first half as the Golden State Warriors played the Cleveland Cavaliers at Chase Center in San...

30 months sidelined. 941 days, 942 if we’re counting the intricacies of BST time difference between America and Europe (and we are). Finally making his highly-anticipated return from separate ACL and Achilles injuries, All-Star shooting guard Klay Thompson scored 17 points in 20 minutes, helping the Golden State Warriors earn a 96-82 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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New home: Lauri Markkanen joins Cleveland Cavaliers in three-team sign-and-trade

Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers tries to get off a shot under pressure from Lauri Markkanen of the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on March...

In a three-team trade that has left critics with multiple questions, the Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired Chicago’s wantaway RFA PF Lauri Markkanen. They send PF/C Larry Nance Jr to the Portland Trail Blazers, while small forward Derrick Jones Jr will depart Rip City for the Bulls, alongside two future draft picks (2022 first, 2023 second-round). Is this a good move all-round? Continue reading

NBA Preview: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Brooklyn Nets – Repeat or revenge?

NBA Star Index: Collin Sexton spoils Kyrie Irving's return; Joel Embiid the variety of Sixers' new spice - CBSSports.com

Kyrie Irving returned from an unexpected personal pause and scored 37 during his first game alongside Kevin Durant and James Harden, though Brooklyn’s Big 3 couldn’t contain an in-form Collin Sexton, who scored a career-high 42 as the Cleveland Cavaliers earned a 147-135 double-overtime win in the early hours on Thursday. Who will come out on top in the second meeting? Continue reading