Cavs complete long climb back to NBA playoffs without LeBron

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Isaac Okoro celebrates with teammates Cedi Osman and Donovan Mitchell, right, after making the game winning shot against the Brooklyn Nets during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, March 23, 2023, in New York. The Cleveland Cavaliers won 115 - 109. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)

CLEVELAND — Five years felt like 50.