Growing up: After early struggles, youthful Cavaliers making strides, finding ways to win

The young Cavaliers are suddenly developing into consistent winners. After a rough start this season, made rougher by a brutal schedule, the Cavs are showing signs of growth.

With one of the NBA's youngest rosters, they went 7-5 in February, their first month with a winning record since 2010, when LeBron James was still wearing wine and gold. All-Star guard Kyrie Irving missed Cleveland's past two games with a sore right knee, but the Cavs won without their leading scorer, a sign they aren't a one-man team.

Rookie Dion Waiters says the Cavs "are growing every game" and coach Byron Scott said his team is "night and day" from where it was in November and December.

The Cavs have been bolstered by a recent trade, acquiring veterans Wayne Ellington and Marreese Speights from Memphis.