The Cleveland Cavaliers Have Made A Head Coaching Decision

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"I really was coaching to win the game", Drew said.

Unlike numerous Cavaliers' previous eight losses on the year, the outcome of Monday's game remained in doubt until the Magic hit the game-winner at the buzzer. But on Friday, the team would announce that Love underwent foot surgery.

Monday's reported agreement implies that the team has, at a minimum, placed value on buying some stability for the short term while leaving flexibility for a deeper dive into a coaching search if they're not convinced that Drew is the right person for the job. "I knew (the last shot) wasn't going to be catch-and-shoot situation because that's a tough shot".

The Cavaliers would love to make some progress and wrap up their two-game roadie with a win which would be the 10th time in their last 11 visits to the Amway Center.

The Magic ended a four-game losing streak that saw them lose by an average of 17.2 points by producing one of their best games of the season.

Cleveland is 1-2 since Lue was sacked.

After an Aaron Gordon jumper cut the lead to three with just under 24 seconds to play (meaning Orlando had to foul), a Cedi Osman pass got stolen by D.J. Augustin, who got fouled and made both free throws to cut the Cleveland lead to one with 18.7 seconds to play.

The team holds an option for next season with Drew, the club's top assistant since 2016. "We didn't handle it and that is why we lost the game".

With Oklahoma City star point guard Russell Westbrook out in the second half with an ankle injury, Dennis Schroder scored nine consecutive points in the fourth quarter to help the Thunder to a 122-116 win over the visiting New Orleans Pelicans. The Magic now improve to 4-6 on the season and will play again on Wednesday night when they face the Detroit Pistons.