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Irving, Cavs seek rebound effort with Clips in town

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Los Angeles Clippers got themselves back into the win column and look to remain there when they continue a seven-game road trip Saturday against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena.

The Clippers, who are in the midst of the first of two seven-game road trips this season, opened a 13-day journey with Wednesday's 107-97 loss in Atlanta and rebounded with a 101-81 triumph in Memphis the following night.

Chris Paul finished with 15 points and eight assists, Jamal Crawford and Darren Collison added 15 points apiece off the bench and DeAndre Jordan posted 10 points and 14 rebounds for the Clippers, who ended a two-game slide and prevailed for the 10th time in the last 14 tries.

"We were getting frustrated (in the first half)," said Clippers head coach Doc Rivers, who notched the 600th win of his career. "When we started making shots, the game broke our way."

Rivers became the 23rd coach all-time to win that many games, joining Gregg Popovich and Rick Adelman as the only active head coaches with at least 600 victories.

The Pacific Division-leading Clippers will also visit Philadelphia, Boston, Brooklyn and Washington on the trek and have a 5-5 record as the guest. They have a lengthy seven-game sojourn scheduled from Jan. 17-27.

Cleveland saw a two-game winning streak fall by the wayside Friday night when they got clobbered by the Atlanta Hawks, 108-89 in Atlanta.

The Hawks jumped on the Cavs early, taking the first quarter, 37-20.

"This is on all of us. It's on me," said Cavs head coach Mike Brown. "I have to do a better job getting us prepared for the game both mentally and physically. It's on everybody in that locker room. We have to come out and compete for 48 minutes."

Kyrie Irving, an All-Star last season, was held scoreless for the first time in his NBA career. He went 0-for-9 from the field in 20:28 of action.

"Shots are just not falling," said Irving. "I'm not shooting the best this year, but I'm getting the shots that I want. That's all you can ask for. I play off instincts. Sometimes I'm out there thinking too much. You just have to play basketball. That's what it boils down to."

Dion Waiters had a big game with 30 points on 13-for-20 shooting against the Hawks. Andrew Bynum also played well with 20 points and 13 rebounds. Jarrett Jack scored 12 off the bench and Tristan Thompson grabbed 11 boards.

The Cavs and Clippers will play twice this season and are slated to tangle on March 16 at Staples Center. They split a pair of matchups a season ago and Cleveland has a dominating 13-3 record in the past 16 encounters with L.A., which ended a 10-game slide as the visitor with a 105-89 win on March 1.

12/07 10:31:17 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
 
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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
 
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y= clinched division title
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