National Basketball Association roundup

National Basketball Association roundup
By Reuters

05/03/2017 at 03:21

March 4 (The Sports Xchange) - Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue rested All-Stars LeBron James and Kyrie Irving on Saturday night, playing without them against the Miami Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena.

James won two NBA titles with the Heat before bolting back to his original team, the Cavaliers, in the summer of 2014. This is the second time in Cleveland's past three visits to Miami that the Cavaliers opted to rest James.

Lue chose to rest James on Saturday after he scored 38 points in 39 draining minutes on Friday in a 135-130 win over the Atlanta Hawks. Irving scored 43 points in 36 minutes in that game.

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The Cavaliers signed forward Derrick Williams to a contract for the remainder of the season, the team announced.

Williams, 25, played out the last of consecutive 10-day contracts. He signed a $268,000 deal before Saturday night's game at the Heat, who waived him in early February.

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The Milwaukee Bucks signed forward Terrence Jones to a contract for the remainder of the season, the team announced.

Currently in his fifth NBA season, Jones has played in 229 games and averaged 10.6 points and 5.8 rebounds. He spent his first four NBA seasons with the Houston Rockets and also played with Rio Grande of the NBA Development League.

(Editing by Andrew Both)

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