National Basketball Association
Cleveland 119, Orlando 108
When: 7:30 PM ET, Friday, February 8, 2013
Where: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
#24 Mike Callahan, #34 Kevin Cutler, #59 Gary Zielinski
Cavaliers 119, Magic 108: Kyrie Irving collected 24 points, eight assists and six rebounds as host Cleveland snapped a streak of 10 straight losses to Orlando.
Marreese Speights added 18 points off the bench, Tristan Thompson chipped in 16 points and Dion Waiters scored 15 for the Cavaliers, who have won three straight and six of their last eight.
Nikola Vucevic had 25 points and 13 rebounds and Arron Afflalo added 23 points for the Magic, who have dropped eight straight on the road and 12 in a row overall — both season-worst streaks. Andrew Nicholson collected 21 points and eight rebounds and Jameer Nelson had 15 points and 13 assists for Orlando, which lost despite shooting 52.3 percent from the field.
It was tied at 24 after one quarter and knotted at 56 at halftime before the Cavaliers closed the third quarter on an 8-0 run to take an 85-80 advantage into the final period. Cleveland then scored the first five points of the fourth quarter to push the margin to 90-80 with 10:41 left.
Orlando pulled within 104-101 with 4:41 remaining, but Irving scored five points during a 7-0 burst to push it back to double digits and the Magic didn't get closer than seven points the rest of the way.
GAME NOTEBOOK: The loss was Orlando's first against Cleveland since Feb. 11, 2010. The Cavaliers have won seven of the past 24 regular-season meetings and only four of the last 11 in Cleveland. … Afflalo returned to the lineup after missing six games with a strained calf. Orlando remained without G J.J. Redick (shoulder) and F Hedo Turkoglu (flu). … The Cavaliers have averaged 108.3 points over their past seven home games.
Top Game Performances
Nikola Vucevic 25
Kyrie Irving 24
Jameer Nelson 13
Kyrie Irving 8
Nikola Vucevic 13
Kyrie Irving 6
Arron Afflalo 3
||Free Throws Made
Marreese Speights 12
Maurice Harkless 1
Alonzo Gee 3
Maurice Harkless 2
Kyrie Irving 1
Team Stats Summary
Cleveland will play their next game at home against Denver. The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
Orlando will play their next game at home against Portland. The Magic have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.