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Cavs slip past Clippers

Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Tristan Thompson recorded his 10th double- double of the season with 20 points and 13 rebounds to help lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to an 88-82 win over the Los Angeles Clippers from Quicken Loans Arena.

Kyrie Irving also scored 20 with six assists, while Andrew Bynum deposited 18 points with six boards for the Cavs, who have won three of their last four.

Los Angeles had trouble putting the ball in the hoop all night as the Clippers shot 28-of-87 (32.2 percent) from the field.

Jamal Crawford paced all Clippers with 19 points on 5-of-18 shooting, while Chris Paul added 13 points and 15 helpers.

DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin each posted a double-double as Jordan netted 12 points with 13 rebounds, while Griffin finished with 10 points to go along with 10 boards.

"I thought it was a good physical game," said Cleveland head coach Mike Brown. "I thought our guys brought their hard hats tonight."

Offense was at a premium in the early going of the second half for both teams as Cleveland came out of the break on an 8-2 run in the first 5:40 of the stanza. Bynum opened the quarter with a hook shot and closed the run with a dunk off a nice feed from Thompson.

Los Angeles' only bucket came via a long two-point jumper from Willie Green 3:04 into the quarter.

The next bucket for the Clippers came almost six minutes later as Jordan converted an alley-oop. Paul then buried a 3 with 2:37 to go in the third to cut the deficit to 60-57.

The Clippers would retake the lead late after back-to-back treys from Darren Collison and Crawford.

Crawford's 3 came with 1.9 seconds left on the clock, but that was plenty of time for Jarrett Jack to have the final say. Jack quickly rushed the ball up the far sideline and heaved a shot from halfcourt that hit nothing but net to give the Cavs a 67-66 lead heading to the fourth.

The Los Angeles offense continued to sputter early on in the final frame.

Cleveland outscored the Clippers 9-2 in the opening 4:41 as Los Angeles started 1-for-9 from the field.

Collison and Crawford scored back-to-back layups midway through the quarter to pull the visitors within four, 76-72. The Cavs responded with an 8-1 run capped by a Waiters layup to take an 11-point advantage with 4:25 to play.

Late in the fourth, coming out of a timeout, Griffin whipped a pass baseline to the near corner and Crawford nailed a triple to make it an 85-82 deficit with 26.8 seconds left.

Waiters went to the line and split a pair, but followed his miss on the second attempt and corralled the offensive rebound which sealed it for Cleveland.

"We didn't move the ball," said Los Angeles head coach Doc Rivers. "Give them credit, I thought they trapped Chris (Paul) aggressively on all the pick-and- rolls, they showed pretty well."

Cleveland led 29-23 after one quarter of play and brought a slim 50-49 advantage into the locker room at half.

Game Notes

Cleveland has now won 11-of-12 against Los Angeles at Quicken Loans Arena ... LA shot 7-for-35 (20 percent) from beyond the arc ... The Cavs beat up the Clips in the paint, outscoring the visitors 42-32 ... LA outscored Cleveland 20-7 on the fastbreak ... The Clippers continue their road trip on Monday in Philadelphia ... Cleveland hosts New York on Tuesday.

12/08 01:31:46 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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Scoreboard
Local
Final
NOR 1
DUR 2
 
1:05pm Today
NOR
DUR
 
3:30pm Today
MIA
CHA
Final
WAS 3
STL 4
Final
CLE 0
TOR 5
Final
DET 5
ANA 2
Final
BOS 4
BAL 2
Final
KAN 5
MIN 4
Final
CHC 8
CIN 4
Final
OAK 4
HOU 3
Final
PIT 7
MIL 8
Final
NYM 5
ATL 7
Final
TAM 16
NYY 1
Final
MIA 7
SEA 0
Final
TEX 6
CWS 3
Final
LOS 8
ARI 6
Final
COL 3
PHI 1
Final
SDP 3
SFG 1
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CLE
TOR
 
1:08pm Today
DET
ANA
 
1:10pm Today
NYM
ATL
 
1:10pm Today
MIA
SEA
 
1:35pm Today
PIT
MIL
 
1:35pm Today
WAS
STL
 
1:40pm Today
TAM
NYY
 
2:10pm Today
KAN
MIN
 
2:20pm Today
CHC
CIN
 
3:05pm Today
TEX
CWS
 
4:05pm Today
OAK
HOU
 
4:10pm Today
LOS
ARI
 
4:10pm Today
COL
PHI
 
4:10pm Today
SDP
SFG
 
7:05pm Tonight
BOS
BAL
 
Final
TOR 87
BRK 94
Final
LAC 105
GSW 109
Final
IND 93
ATL 101
Final
OKC 100
MEM 86
1:00pm Today
SAN
DAL
3:30pm Today
MIA
CHA
7:00pm Tonight
CHI
WAS
9:30pm Tonight
HOU
POR
Final
STL 4
CHI 3
Final
PIT 3
CLB 4
Final
COL 4
MIN 2
12:00pm Today
NYR
PHI
3:00pm Today
BOS
DET
7:00pm Tonight
MON
TAM
10:00pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
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NOR 1
DUR 2
 
1:05pm Today
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DUR