Steve Nash: Nets traded Jarrett Allen in part due to financial reasons — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

The Nets have holes at center.

Steve Nash: Nets traded Jarrett Allen in part due to financial reasons — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Nets coach Steve Nash was a rookie head coach last season, but when asked at the Monday morning shootaround how tough it was to send back Allen as part of the Harden trade, Nash said, “For sure. We loved him and wish him a lot of success and are happy for him to get a contract. The reality is he was probably out, we couldn’t probably have re-signed him anyway. Looking at the marketplace, he probably would have gotten a lot of money, and it would’ve been a huge gap compared to some of the other priorities.

“So that was part of the decision in being able to let something like that go. Obviously, the other part is James Harden is a special, special player. But no question we still root for [Allen] and support him.”

Watch Curry outscore Cavaliers by himself in fourth 20-8, Warriors win — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Stephen Curry scored 20 of his 40 points in the fourth quarter.

Watch Curry outscore Cavaliers by himself in fourth 20-8, Warriors win — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Kyle Kuzma: ”Without Bron, Cleveland wouldn’t be s***’ — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Kyle Kuzma enjoyed serving on LeBron James’ court with the Lakers.

Kyle Kuzma: ”Without Bron, Cleveland wouldn’t be s***’ — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

CAVALIERS-RAPTORS POSTGAME NOTES

 CLEVELAND CAVALIERS 102, TORONTO RAPTORS 101

DATE: NOVEMBER 5, 2021 ATTENDANCE: 19,800 (Sellout)

 FINAL SCORERECORDHIGH POINTSHIGH REBOUNDSHIGH ASSISTS
Cleveland1026-4Garland – 21Allen – 15Garland – 8
Toronto1016-4Anunoby – 23Barnes – 9VanVleet – 6
KEY RUN

Cleveland entered the fourth quarter down six points (80-74) but went on a 13-5 run midway through the quarter tie the game at 94 with 4:42 remaining.

KEY STAT

The Cavaliers outscored the Raptors 28-19 in the fourth quarter … Darius Garland tallied 12 of his team-high 21 points in the final frame, including a pair of free-throws that put Cleveland ahead 102-101 with 4.8 seconds remaining in the game.

RAPTORS NOTES:

  • With the loss, Toronto falls to 6-4 this season and 2-4 at home … The Raptors will continue a two-game homestand Sunday afternoon against the Brooklyn Nets.
  • Gary Trent Jr. tallied 17 points and a career-high six steals in the loss … Trent Jr. entered tonight ranked second in the NBA in steals per game (2.78).
  • OG Anunoby scored a game-high 23 points tonight on 10-for-21 shooting … Anunoby has scored 20+ points in the last six of eight games (Oct. 23 – Nov. 5), and has scored 15+ points in eight straight games (Oct. 23 – Nov. 5) … He has now led the Raptors in scoring four times.
  • Dalano Banton scored a career-best 11 points in 10 minutes off the bench … Banton scored in double digits for the third time this season … He entered tonight second in field-goal percentage among rookies (.548), behind only Scottie Barnes.
  • Khem Birch recorded a season-high seven offensive rebounds in the loss … Birch leads Toronto with 35 offensive rebounds off the bench this season.
  • Scottie Barnes returned to the lineup after sitting out the last two games (Nov. 1-3) with a sprained right thumb and finished with 14 points and nine rebounds.

CAVALIERS NOTES:

  • With the win Cleveland improves to 6-4, including 4-3 on the road … The Cavaliers have now won three consecutive games and snap a six-game winless streak in Toronto dating back to the 2017-2018 season … Cleveland will now travel to New York to play the Knicks on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.
  • Darius Garland scored a season-best 21 points and added a game-high eight assists in the win … Garland shot 8-for-12 from the field.
  • Jarrett Allen scored 16 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for his fifth double-double this season … Allen shot 5-for-6 from the field.

76ers Harris, Cavaliers Love both out as they enter health, safety protocols — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Both are out indefinitely.

76ers Harris, Cavaliers Love both out as they enter health, safety protocols — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

LeBron James leads Lakers past Cavaliers as Big Three bounce back — Orange County Register

James (26 points) returns to the lineup, Russell Westbrook and Anthony Davis shake off the OKC loss and Carmelo Anthony (24 points) helps shoot them across the finish line in a 113-101 win.

LeBron James leads Lakers past Cavaliers as Big Three bounce back — Orange County Register

Cavaliers’ Evan Mobley, Darius Garland reportedly nearly untouchable in trade — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Mobley and Garland may be seen as the cornerstones of the future in Cleveland.

Cavaliers’ Evan Mobley, Darius Garland reportedly nearly untouchable in trade — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Cavaliers signing Kevin Pangos to two-year, $3.5M contract — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

As the NBA offseason has quieted, the Cavaliers are the only team in the last two weeks to give a free agent more than a minimum salary.

Cavaliers signing Kevin Pangos to two-year, $3.5M contract — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

As expected, Cavaliers extend qualifying offer to Jarrett Allen — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

The Cavaliers extended a qualifying offer Friday to center Jarrett Allen, making him a restricted free agent.

As expected, Cavaliers extend qualifying offer to Jarrett Allen — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports