Cleveland Cavaliers hard work finally paying off

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Cleveland Cavaliers hard work finally paying off

The Cavs close their regular season Wednesday against NY. He was also on the other side of that transaction four years later, when James left the Heat to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the summer of 2014.

Cleveland was edged by Philadelphia in a game that they trailed by as many as 30 in the opening half.

With only one game left, the Cavs will look to finish their season by winning seven of their last eight games, taking on the New York Knicks once more, this time in front of the home crowd at The Q.

The drama has largely subsided, though, after the deadline acquisitions of Rodney Hood, George Hill, Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. In his second season with the Cavs, he led them to the championship and has helped them to The Finals each of the past three seasons. Nikola Jokic had a triple-double of 15 points, a season-high 20 rebounds and 11 assists as Denver held off Portland, 88-82.

After James engineered a fourth-quarter comeback in the game, he posted a photo to Instagram of himself standing on top of the Knicks logo on the floor at Madison Square Garden. But while the Raptors haven't exactly been sprinting across the finish line there have been some teams hitting their best stride, namely Cleveland and Philadelphia.

Kanter is averaging 30.9 FanDuel points per game this season.

Pat Riley hasn't said much publicly regarding LeBron James' departure from the Miami Heat that ended the team's "Big 3" era. Cleveland is 4 in the league by shooting 47.8 percent from the field. He ended the night with 26 points, 11 assists, six boards, and a steal. The Cavs now look to get win No. 51 (same win total as a year ago, for all you haters), as they take on the Knicks again at Quicken Loans Arena, tomorrow at 8 p.m.

LeBron James isn't thinking ahead towards free agency as the regular season winds down. The Knicks shot 44.1 percent from the field and went nine of 21 from beyond the arc in the contest. James has enjoyed tormenting Jackson, who referred to his business associates as his "posse", but he said he has no opinion about the new management team of president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry.

In the November game at the Garden, Kanter got in James' face after Ntilikina pushed James when he wouldn't get out of his way so he could inbound the ball.

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