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NBA Game Summary - Orlando at Cleveland



(Thursday, January 2nd)

Final Score: Cleveland 87, Orlando 81 (OT)

Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Dion Waiters made the tying layup with under a second left in regulation and Anderson Varejao scored the last six points of overtime, leading the shorthanded Cleveland Cavaliers to an 87-81 win over the Orlando Magic on Thursday.

The Cavaliers, playing without point guard Kyrie Irving, trailed by 10 points with 1:34 left in regulation and used an 11-1 run to tie it. Waiters scored six during the run, including the last four, and Jarrett Jack made all three free throws after Jameer Nelson fouled him on a 3-point attempt.

On the tying play, Waiters dribbled past Arron Afflalo on the left side and scored the layup with his right hand with 0.6 ticks left on the clock to make it 79-79. Nelson missed a desperation 3 at the buzzer and the Magic only made one shot in overtime.

Varejao scored six after that and the Cavs snapped their season-long six-game losing streak with their fifth win in a row over the Magic.

"This one's going to hurt for a little bit," said Magic coach Jacque Vaughn.

Irving missed a game for the first time this season because of a left knee contusion he suffered Tuesday against Indiana. Varejao had 18 points and tied a Cavaliers record with 25 rebounds. Waiters added 17 points, Tristan Thompson scored 16 and C.J. Miles and Jack both had 14.

Waiters said he was just trying to be aggressive on his game-tying layup.

"I just wanted to get to the rim, either get a layup or get fouled," he said. "I just took what they gave me."

Glen Davis scored 16 points with 13 rebounds to lead the Magic, who have lost two in a row. Nelson added 14 points with nine assists.

Nelson had eight points in the third quarter, including a 3 during an 11-4 run that gave the Magic a five-point lead. Davis scored the other eight points.

Later, a 9-0 run to end the quarter pulled Orlando out of a four-point hole and gave it a 62-57 lead going into the fourth. Nelson sparked that surge with a 3.

Orlando had a 23-19 lead after the first quarter but the Cavaliers used a 9-0 run to move in front.

Jack sparked the surge with a 3-pointer and Waiters capped it with a finger roll to make it 35-32 Cleveland. The Cavs led 41-39 at halftime.

Game Notes

Before their recent success in the series, the Cavs had lost 10 straight to Orlando ... The Magic started a stretch where they are playing six of seven games on the road. The only home game in that time is their next one, against Miami on Saturday ... The Cavs are at Brooklyn on Saturday.

01/02 23:13:12 ET

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Standings

2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHR 4
DUR 8
 
11:05am Today
CHR
DUR
 
7:00pm Tonight
MIA
CHA
Final
PIT 1
CIN 4
Final
CLE 2
KAN 8
Final
WAS 2
ANA 7
Final
TOR 9
BAL 3
Final
DET 8
CWS 6
Final
ATL 0
MIA 1
Final
TAM 7
MIN 3
Final
BOS 3
NYY 9
Final
NYM 0
STL 3
Final
CHC 9
ARI 2
Final
MIL 1
SDP 2
Final
COL 2
SFG 1
Final
OAK 4
TEX 5
Final
SEA 2
HOU 5
Final
LOS 2
PHI 3
12:10pm Today
ATL
MIA
 
2:20pm Today
CHC
ARI
 
3:10pm Today
COL
SFG
 
3:35pm Today
OAK
TEX
 
3:40pm Today
SEA
HOU
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
CIN
 
7:05pm Tonight
CLE
KAN
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
ANA
 
7:07pm Tonight
TOR
BAL
 
7:08pm Tonight
DET
CWS
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
MIN
 
7:10pm Tonight
BOS
NYY
 
7:10pm Tonight
NYM
STL
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIL
SDP
 
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
PHI
 
Final
IND 101
ATL 85
Final
TOR 100
BRK 95
Final
CHI 99
WAS 101
7:00pm Tonight
MIA
CHA
8:00pm Tonight
SAN
DAL
9:30pm Tonight
HOU
POR
Final
MON 4
TAM 3
Final
DET 0
BOS 3
Final
PHI 1
NYR 4
Final
LOS 3
SJS 4
7:00pm Tonight
CLB
PIT
8:00pm Tonight
DAL
ANA
9:30pm Tonight
CHI
STL
Final
CHR 4
DUR 8
 
11:05am Today
CHR
DUR