Loveless Cavs snap slide (1:07)

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Cavs have two games remaining before the All-Star break: Monday against SAC and Wednesday against LAL. Very winnable games. Question mark is CLE health. Kevin Love (L quad) is day to day; Matthew Dellavedova (L hamstring) could be kept out through the break, Lue said. "Delly's a tough guy. If it was up to me, I wouldn't let him play until after the All-Star break, but it would be hard to hold Delly out if he's feeling pretty good. I think the most important thing, for me, is just getting his health right going into the second stretch of the season."

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Cavs win 99-84, improve to 36-14 through 50 games. Kyrie 29p 4r 3a; LeBron 27p 8a 3r; J.R. 20p 4r 3a; TT 15r; Varejao 2p 10r 3a; Mo 7p. CLE holds NOP to 39.1 pct shooting. Cavs shoot 14-of-41 from 3 as a team.

Troy Vincent: NFL wants to help Manziel

The NFL's executive VP of football operations said "We wish to give Johnny [Manziel] as much support as he is willing to receive, we can't make anyone do anything. I've seen his father make a statement, reach out to the family to make sure the family knows the National Football League, the Cleveland Browns, the players association -- everyone's here to support you, but you have to embrace it."

LeBron soars for massive slam (0:29)

Kyrie Irving lighting up Pelicans

The Cleveland PG is 7-for-11 from the floor to lead all scorers with 19 points at intermission. New Orleans has made just one 3-pointer and is -21 from beyond the arc. Halftime stats

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Tyronn Lue on the NBA's last two minute report that determined J.R. Smith shouldn't have been called for a foul on Evan Turner late against Boston on Friday: "It's over now. I don't think that play had anything to do with it. I just think it was a bunch of things that led to that situation, so it happened. They say it wasn't a foul, but there's nothing we can do about it now."

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

In Kyrie Irving's last five games he's averaging 23.8 points in 53.4 percent shooting, 5.2 assists and 2.4 rebounds in 36.8 minutes.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

In LeBron James' last three games against the New Orleans Pelicans since coming back to Cleveland, he is averaging 36.7 points on 55.7 percent shooting, 7.7 rebounds and 7.3 assists.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Since Jan. 1, J.R. Smith has hit the second most 3s in the NBA (61). Since the new year he's averaging 15.2 pts on 44.5 pct shooting from 3. Only Golden State's Steph Curry has more 3s in 2016 with 92.


Pelicans (18-31) at Cavaliers (35-14)

Fresh off a gut-wrenching, buzzer-beating loss to Boston, Cleveland takes on New Orleans and Anthony Davis, who had 31 points and 12 rebounds in the first matchup. Follow live

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Curiosas analogías en tiempos de Super Bowl

La fascinación por el Super Bowl en los Estados Unidos involucra desde fans hasta estrellas de la NBA, a sabiendas, el colega Martín Bater comparó a 5 jugadores de la NBA con sus colegas de la NFL que se les parezcan en estilo de juego o actitud. Leer

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Cavs offense not getting it done

Cleveland has dropped its last two games after a 5-1 start to the Tyronn Lue era. The Cavs' offense hasn't been as efficient in the back-to-back losses.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Love on his health status for Saturday's game vs. NOP: "I wasn't really concerned. It was just, I was looking at the basket, going up for the rebound and I think it was (Marcus) Smart hit me on the box out and I went right to the floor. Probably for about 10 minutes, it was dead leg. I don't know what it will feel like tomorrow but I'm optimistic that it's just a thigh bruise -- nothing else."

Dilfer: Fun to watch evolution of Newton (4:31)