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CLEVELAND — Isaiah Thomas had one last wait.

Sitting on the scorer’s table, Thomas could see the end of his seventh-month odyssey in front of him. And when the buzzer finally sounded and the Cleveland crowd erupted for a player it barely knows, Thomas took the last few steps onto the court and completed a trip he hopes to never take again.

He was all the way back.

Thomas showed flashes of what made him an All-Star in his long-awaited debut for the Cavaliers, who snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the Portland Trail Blazers 127-110 on Tuesday night.

“It’s been a long journey for me,” Thomas said. “I couldn’t really see the light at the end of the tunnel. For that day to come the first couple days of 2018, it’s going to be a special year.”

It was a special night for Thomas, who scored 17 points and played 19 minutes in his first game in seven months, an impressive return to action for the dynamic point guard traded to Cleveland last summer. He added three 3-pointers and three assists before leaving with 8:10 remaining and the Cavs up by 12.

Before leaving the floor, Thomas got a hug from LeBron James and one from Cavs coach Tyronn Lue, who pulled him close and offered two perfect words.

“Welcome back,” Lue said.

James scored 24 points, Kevin Love had 19 and Jae Crowder added 15 for the Cavs, who were coming off losses at Golden State, Sacramento and Utah.

Damian Lillard scored 25 for the Blazers after missing five games with a hamstring injury. Jusuf Nurkic added 23 and CJ McCollum had 19 for Portland.

Thomas hadn’t played since May 19 because of a torn labrum in his hip that ended his 2017 postseason with Boston and threatened to derail his career. But the 5-foot-9 playmaker, who inspired the Celtics and an entire city last year by playing in the immediate aftermath of his sister’s death, patiently stuck with his rehab.

And with 4:33 left in the first quarter, Thomas checked in to a loud ovation as fans cheered for a player they believe can help the Cavs win another title.

“It was a special moment,” he said. “I haven’t played in a game and you would think I was here for a few years and playing and battling in the Finals with this team. But it was special for my family to be here, my wife and kids to see that, that’s genuine love right there.”

This was the first chance for James and the rest of the Cavs to play with Thomas, who will sit out Wednesday’s homecoming in Boston. He’s not an enemy, but family.

“What I like most about him is he has a chip on his shoulder for life,” James said. “That’s just who he is. When a guy’s got a chip on his shoulder for life, he’s never going to not work hard. Not going to never give it his all. Not going to never disappoint you.”

The Cavs were unable to separate from the Blazers until Thomas and Dwyane Wade teamed up in the fourth.

Thomas knocked down a jumper and then fired a pass toward the baseline to a cutting Wade, who made a reverse layup. On Cleveland’s next possession, Thomas spotted up in the corner and buried a 3-pointer to give the Cavs a 100-91 lead.

“This is obviously our first time playing together, but you can see moments where he added a dynamic that we need, especially if we want to get to where we want to be,” Wade said. “Happy that he’s back on the court and glad he’s on our side.”

MINUTE BY MINUTE

Lue will keep close tabs on Thomas’ minutes over the next few weeks while he builds up stamina and confidence. Initially, Thomas won’t play in any back-to-back games.

BOSTON BOUND

Wednesday’s game will be the second matchup between the Celtics and Cavs, who have developed a rivalry in recent years.

“It’s not one of 82 because they’re the No. 1 seed and we have some history with them obviously,” James said. “But it’s not more than that. We want to go in there and play well.”

HARD CONTACT

Thomas took a couple hard falls, good tests for his hip.

Driving the lane past Shabazz Napier, Thomas dropped in a left-handed scoop shot while being fouled and crashed to the floor. He got up and shook off the contact, clearing another important hurdle in his comeback.

BACK ON THE COURT

Lillard played 33 minutes in his first game since Dec. 20. He made six 3-pointers and had six assists, but was unhappy with seven turnovers.

“My conditioning was pretty good,” he said. “My timing was a little bit off with some of my passes but everything else, I felt pretty good.”

TIP-INS
Blazers: Were outscored 36-23 in the fourth. … Portland went 3-2 without Lillard. … Nurkic, a 7-footer, went down hard when he appeared to be hit by James on a drive in the second quarter. However, replays showed that James barely grazed the big man.

Cavaliers: Won their 13th straight at home. … Have made at least 10 3s in franchise record 26 straight games. … Thomas expects a warm welcome from Boston fans. “I know it will be all love,” he said. “I gave that city everything I had and they showed me genuine love back and I think that love is going to last forever. So, there are no hard feelings. This ain’t no revenge game.”

UP NEXT

Blazers: Home against Atlanta on Friday.

Cavaliers: Begin a five-game trip against the Celtics.

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Check out the team sites for the Portland Trail Blazers and the Cleveland Cavaliers for more game coverage.

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PHILADELPHIA — Devin Booker was unguarded as he swished a 26-foot 3-pointer, and he shrugged as he tossed up his hands.

The Suns were surely impressed.

The 76ers? Well, they likely wished they could have stayed in bed and called out sick.

Booker scored 46 points, outplayed a flu-ridden Ben Simmons in a battle of 21-year-old stars and led the Phoenix Suns to a 115-101 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.

Booker and Simmons, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 draft, have positioned themselves as future faces of the league. Booker was the one who left Monday’s game all smiles.

“I know there’s more things I have to work on,” Booker said. “Turn around this franchise, start to get wins and make the playoffs. Whatever I have to do to do that, I’m with it.”

He shook off a wretched start (2-of-11 in the first quarter) and rallied for perhaps his best game of the season. Booker, who once scored 70 points in a game, made a whopping 11 of 17 shots in the second half for 32 points. His three 3s in the fourth helped the Suns put away an on-the-rise Sixers team that played one of its worst games of the season. Booker made five of eight 3s.

“Devin had quite a night,” 76ers center Joel Embiid said. “We took them lightly, and we paid for it.”

TJ Warren scored 25 points, and Tyler Ulis had 12 points and 12 assists for the Suns.

Embiid had 22 points and 12 rebounds, and Simmons scored 20 points. JJ Redick led the Sixers with 25 points.

Redick rallied the Sixers from 17 down and hit consecutive 3s in the fourth that sliced the deficit to five. Ulis pushed back the Sixers with a 3, and Booker buried two on the next two possessions that squashed the 76ers’ comeback. Booker let out a big yell after a fast-break dunk that made it 110-94 and sent The Process fans toward the exits. Booker added one more 3 and a shrug for good measure.

Simmons had the flu and covered his head with his hoodie as he trudged off the court from pregame warm-ups to the locker room.

“I feel like my body kind of hit a wall,” Simmons said. “I woke up, and I didn’t feel like I could play.”

Simmons, who is averaging 23.1 points and 9.4 rebounds, was sick for most of the past three days and didn’t leave his place at all on Sunday.

“Out of kindness, I’ve decided to still start him,” coach Brett Brown.

Simmons made his first four shots and played 17 minutes in the first half. Fittingly, his first-half highlight was a sick dunk: He reached high, snared a low lob pass from Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot that skimmed Dragan Bender’s outstretched finger and completed the alley-oop. Simmons also scored on an up-and-under layup that brought the crowd to its feet. It just wasn’t enough to bring the Sixers a victory.

Embiid tried to make it a game in the third. He routinely punished Alex Len defensively; Embiid used his right hand to smack a shot into the backboard in the third. The Sixers recovered the ball, Embiid scored, and it was 82-75. The Sixers trailed by 10 through three.
The Sixers, shooting 36 percent on 3s this season, missed a whopping 23 of 30 3s.

TIP-INS

Suns: The Suns expect to travel 4,987 miles during the six-game road trip. … Tyson Chandler had 12 rebounds.

76ers: G T.J. McConnell could return this week against the Lakers. McConnell, averaging 7.1 points and 5.4 assists, missed his third straight game with a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder. He shot before the game for the first time since he was hurt.

BOOK ‘EM

Booker shot 7-of-8 from the free throw line, grabbed eight rebounds and had two steals.

UP NEXT

Sunday: At Toronto on Tuesday.

76ers: Host the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday.

Check out the team sites for the Phoenix Suns and the Philadelphia 76ers for more game coverage.

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CHICAGO — An eight-year prison sentence has been handed to a former Boston Celtics player found guilty of receiving guns stolen off a freight train in Chicago.

Nate Driggers was found guilty in April of being a convicted felon in possession of stolen guns.

Evidence presented at trial showed the 44-year-old Driggers bought 30 of 111 Rugers stolen by gang members in 2015 from a rail car parked in a rail yard and quickly resold 29 of them. Only 19 guns have been recovered.

In asking for the maximum sentence of 10 years, prosecutors said Driggers’ actions have contributed to the “very dark place” Chicago finds itself in when it comes to gun violence.

Driggers on Thursday again denied ever selling guns.

Drafted by the Celtics in 1996, Driggers appeared in 15 games that season.