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NBA Capsules: Ben Simmons has triple-double, 76ers rout Cavaliers 128-105

Ben Simmons had 22 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists for his third triple-double of the season, Joel Embiid scored 24 points and the Philadelphia 76ers won in Jimmy Butler’s return, routing Cleveland Cavaliers 128-105 on Sunday. Butler scored 19 points after missing two games – both losses – with a strained groin. Landry Shamet added 16 points for Philadelphia, J.J. Redick had 14 points and Wilson Chandler 11. Cedi Osman and Jordan Clarkson each scored 18 points for Cleveland. Rodney Hood and Matthew Dellavedova each had 13 points, and rookie point guard Collin Sexton added 12.

Cavs acquire forward Sam Dekker from Clippers

Dekker, a first-round pick by Houston in 2015, averaged 4.2 points and 2.4 rebounds as a reserve in 73 games last season for the Clippers. The 6-foot-9 Dekker figures to get more minutes with the Cavaliers, who are revamping their roster following superstar LeBron James’ departure as a free agent.

Cleveland Cavaliers sign Kevin Love to 4-year, $120M extension

All-Star forward Kevin Love has signed a four-year, $120 million contract extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Love will now be the centerpiece for the team following LeBron James’s departure in free agency. The 29-year-old Love just completed his fourth season with the Cavaliers. They acquired him in a 2014 trade from Minnesota.

Warriors sweep Cavaliers for second straight NBA title

Stephen Curry scored 37 points, Kevin Durant added 20 and a triple-double and the Golden State Warriors stamped themselves a dynasty after winning their second straight NBA title and third in four years Friday night, 108-85 over the Cleveland Cavaliers to complete a sweep.

Warriors expect Andre Iguodala to play in Game 3 of finals

The Golden State Warriors expect Andre Iguodala to play in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night. Iguodala has been dealing with a bone bruise around his left knee. He has not played since Game 3 of the Western Conference finals against Houston, and the Warriors have gone 4-2 since he got hurt.

Shaun Livingston, JaVale McGee giving Warriors big lift in finals vs Cavs

For as spectacular as LeBron James has been in the first two games, his Cleveland Cavaliers are down 2-0 against Golden State largely because the Warriors’ supporting cast members like Shaun Livingston and JaVale McGee – journeymen of sorts – are soundly outplaying their Cavs’ counterparts.

Ratings for Game 2 of NBA Finals down slightly

Ratings for ABC’s broadcast of Game 2 of the NBA Finals were down slightly from last year. Game 2 between Golden State and Cleveland drew a peak audience of 22.5 million viewers and averaged 18.5 million. ESPN says it was still the third-largest Game 2 audience since 2001.