Drew has been running the team since Tyronn Lue was sacked on October 28.
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.
According to Vardon, when the Cavaliers agreed to a 3-year deal in the summer of 2017 with now 37-year old sharpshooter Kyle Korver, they told him that they'd move him if LeBron James left. So far, the Cavs are losing by an average of 16 points per game and six of their losses are by double-digit, including the first two under Larry Drew. If the Cavs choose not to keep him beyond this season, Drew will receive a buyout payment.More news: A Conservative Judge In Texas Released Defendants After Losing His Re-Election Bid
Smith made his understatement after leading Cleveland with 14 points in his return to the rotation. The Cavaliers (2-8) visit the Orlando Magic on Monday night. He got a big one to go down Monday night, though. Charlotte shot 56 percent from the floor, dominated the Cavs on the boards, 50-27, in the paint, 70-40, and on second-chance scoring, 23-4.
Orlando Magic players converged on Evan Fournier as if his game-winning shot had just decided Game 7 of a playoff series.
Orlando will be playing the second night of a back-to-back after getting a 117-110 victory in San Antonio on Sunday. "He brings important experience and many qualities that we expect to translate well with our team as the head coach". I think his decision-making has been solid, but he's got to get more than five shots. He's already posted three 20-plus games, three double-doubles and had the best rebounding game of his career in the season opener against Miami.