Spencer Hawes a 'priority' for Cavs as FA (Apr 12 12:00 ET )
Spencer Hawes will be the "main priority" for the Cavaliers in free agency this summer, according to Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The Sixers return to the scene of their last road victory, the Jan. 29 buzzer-beater win over the Celtics at the TD Garden. Spencer Hawes led the Sixers with 20 points and eight rebounds in Boston, but Hawes is gone, too. Michael Carter-Williams, a Massachusetts native, remains and goes to his second homecoming game after a 22-point, seven-rebound performance in the 123-93 loss to Charlotte on Wednesday night. A few weeks ago, Nerlens Noel offered the cryptic, 4/4/14 post on his Twitter feed.
At this point in the season, the Cleveland Cavaliers are hoping to make one last run at the playoffs and the Orlando Magic are looking for luck in the NBA draft lottery. Both improved their chances of reaching those goals Wednesday night as the Cavaliers beat the Magic 119-98 behind 26 points from Dion Waiters and 20 each from Spencer Hawes and Tristan Thompson. The easy win moved the Cavaliers within two games of New York and Atlanta for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The Cavs play at Atlanta Friday night.
ORLANDO, Fla. - Guard Dion Waiters scored a game-high 26 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers kept their slim playoff hopes alive, pounding the Orlando Magic 119-98 Wednesday night. Center Spencer Hawes had 20 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Eighteen of those points came in the first half when the Cavs took control. Forward Tristan Thompson had 20 points and a game-high 11 rebounds.
Spencer Hawes had 20 points, eight rebounds, five assists and four 3-pointers in Wednesday's win over the Magic.
The Scoop:The key here is that Anderson Varejao (shoulder) was out and could miss multiple more games. It allowed Hawes to play 34 minutes in this one and not look over his shoulder. Lock him back into all lineups.