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Cavs complete homestand with New Orleans in town

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Cleveland Cavaliers will close out a five-game homestand Tuesday versus the New Orleans Pelicans at Quicken Loans Arena.

The Cavaliers are 1-3 on the stay and dropped a 99-90 decision to the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday, as Kyrie Irving ended with 24 points and nine assists in defeat. Luol Deng had 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Tristan Thompson added 17 points and 13 boards.

Cleveland is 11-11 at home this season and shot just 23.8 percent from the floor in the second half after making 54.5 percent of its shots in the first 24 minutes. The Suns trailed 61-43 at the break, but used a strong third quarter to take the lead.

"(Phoenix) just outworked us in the second half, simply put. We had a chance at the end of the game," said Irving, who has scored 20-plus points in five of the last six games (21.7 ppg in that time).

Cavs big man Anderson Varejao has 3,990 career points and 3,999 career rebounds, and hopes to reach the 4,000 mark in both Tuesday. He had two points and 10 boards versus the Suns.

Cleveland will start a three-game road trip Thursday against New York, Houston and Dallas.

New Orleans has won two in a row and three of its last four games, and will play two in a row on the road at Cleveland and Minnesota.

The Pelicans will try to win their third straight road game and are coming off Sunday's 100-92 victory versus the Orlando Magic. Anthony Davis had 22 points, a career-high 19 rebounds and seven blocks, while Tyreke Evans finished with 23 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.

"It was a great team win for us," Pelicans head coach Monty Williams said. "Any win is a good win. We really stress that."

Evans hadn't played since Jan. 21 because of an illness.

Brian Roberts and Eric Gordon scored 15 and 14 points, respectively, for the Pelicans, who are 8-14 away from the Big Easy.

The Pelicans defeated Cleveland, 104-100, on Nov. 22 at New Orleans Arena and have won five of the last six meetings between the two teams. New Orleans, though, has struggled at the Q, losing nine of the last 12 games there.

01/28 10:50:57 ET

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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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