MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — LeBron James had 25 points, 14 assists and eight rebounds to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 116-108 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves in their first game following All-Star Kevin Love’s knee surgery. Channing Frye had 21 points and 10 rebounds while starting for Love, who will miss at least the next six weeks after having surgery on his left knee.
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Knick Charles Oakley is welcome back to Madison Square Garden. He was arrested at a game last week and banned by Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan during a scuffle with security guards. The sides reconciled during a meeting orchestrated by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and Hall of Famer Michael Jordan. Oak says he’s not coming back until he gets an apology.
MONTREAL (AP) —The Montreal Canadiens won’t play their first game under new coach Claude Julien (ZHOO’-lee-ehn) until Saturday when the Habs play Winnipeg at home. Julien, recently fired by the Boston Bruins, was hired yesterday after the Canadiens fired Michel Terrien amid a 1-5-1 slump since the first of February.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Canyon Barry, the grandson of former NBA great Rick Barry, scored a season-high 30 points for Florida in the 15th-ranked Gators’ 114-95 win over Auburn. The 21-5 Gators blew past their previous scoring high of 106 points en route to a seventh straight win.
UNDATED (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers’ most expensive season ticket at tiny StubHub Center will cost $150 more per game than the Los Angeles Rams are charging for the best seat in their much bigger house. Best seats behind the Chargers’ bench will cost $375 apiece, compared with $225 per game at the L.A. Coliseum, which seats more than 93,000. The Chargers’ average ticket cost will be $192 in the first season since leaving San Diego.