Irving had 41 points while shooting 71 percent from the field, along with six assists, three rebounds, and two steals. James finished with 41 points on 53 percent shooting, 16 rebounds, seven assists, and three blocks.
The NBA will be allowing its players to return to their teams training facilities starting Friday, providing the local government does not have a stay-at-home order in response due to the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press reports.
Cleveland Cavaliers all-star Kevin Love has stepped up to support the scores of staff members who were impacted by the NBA season suspension. The Cavs will also compensate for hourly and event staff team members.
The NBA sent a memo to teams they should be preparing to play games without fans in attendance, and identifying “essential staff” present for these games, should it be necessary due to coronavirus outbreak, Shams Charania of The Athletic reported.
Cleveland Cavaliers head coach John Beilein may be stepping down as the Cavs head coach during the NBA All-Star break, as the two sides are discussing that possibility, Adrian Wojnarowski and Brian Windhorst of ESPN reported.
Jordan Clarkson scored 28 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers snapped a six-game losing streak with a 110-104 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night. Tristan Thompson had 25 points for Cleveland
Tobias Harris scored 27 points and the Philadelphia 76ers routed the Cleveland Cavaliers 114-85 on Sunday. The 76ers went ahead midway through the first quarter and led by 31 points in the third period. Joel Embiid had 14 points for Philadelphia.