Interim coach Larry Drew agrees to new contract with Cavaliers, report says

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After shooting 41.3 during the previous four games, Orlando shot a season-best 50.5 percent. Drew wanted a pay raise to finish out the season and got one.

The seventh-year swingman hit a 22-footer at the final horn and the Orlando Magic came back from a five-point deficit in the last 24 seconds, taking advantage of a late collapse by Cleveland in a 102-100 victory over the scuffling Cavaliers.

Now sporting a 1-9 record, the Cavaliers will look to win their second game when they return home for a Wednesday night contest against Oklahoma City.

"I finished well shooting the ball, but I missed so many open shots in the first half and third quarter, it's wonderful", Fournier said. If it's going to take some time, I'd like to be a part of it. "I knew I had time to dribble".

On that possession, George Hill, who had been excellent all game, drove on a pick-and-roll but made the ill-advised decision to try a layup over good defense from Nikola Vucevic, who rejected him and the ball eventually fell out of bounds off Hill (again after more questionable contact).

The Cavaliers are struggling after LeBron James departed as a free agent. In the last 20 seconds they had two turnovers, and their only shot was blocked.

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

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Larry Drew has agreed on a deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers for the remainder of the current season and a partial guarantee for the 19-20.

Drew said he did not talk to the team about anything beyond this season.

He grabbed his chance to shine after Westbrook twisted his left ankle with 4:25 remaining in the third quarter.

Orlando played without forward Jonathan Issac, who sprained his right ankle in Friday's loss to Charlotte.

The team made the announcement official shortly after ESPN reported it.

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.

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