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Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Luol Deng poured in 27 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers held off the Los Angeles Lakers for a 120-118 win on Tuesday.

Deng was 5-for-5 from 3-point range for Cleveland, which finished 13-of-17 from distance overall.

Anderson Varejao added 18 points and 18 rebounds, Tristan Thompson had 15 points and 13 boards and Dion Waiters chipped in with 17 points off the bench for the Cavaliers, winners in three of their last four.

Tuesday marked the first time Cavs head coach Mike Brown returned to the Staples Center since he was fired by LA early last season.

"We found a way to win. Give our guys credit, they scrapped their way to a win. We have to understand we have to defend first. We did enough just to get a win," Brown said.

Nick Young poured in a game-high 28 points, Jodie Meeks scored 26 and Pau Gasol finished with 20 points and 12 boards for the Lakers, losers in five straight.

"When the game could have turned we couldn't get the rebound. Give them credit, they made 13-of-17 3's. We just didn't have enough to overcome that," Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said.

The Cavs trailed 63-57 entering the second half, but used a 22-6 run to take a 79-69 lead with 6:07 remaining in the third.

The Lakers managed to pull within two, 82-80, after a Meeks trey at the 2:27 mark and Cleveland led 88-85 entering the final frame.

Kendall Marshall drained a 3-pointer three minutes into the fourth to put the Lakers up 100-96, but the Cavs used a 21-5 run to go up 115-105.

The Lakers trailed 118-113 as Young was fouled attempting a 3-pointer with 25.3 ticks showing. Young knocked down the free throws to make it 118-116, but Thompson went 2-for-4 from the free throw line down the stretch to make it a two-possession game.

Gasol's layup at the buzzer accounted for the final difference.

Cleveland led 28-23 after the first quarter, but LA outscored the Cavs 40-29 in the second to take a 63-57 lead into the break.

Game Notes

Kyrie Irving finished with 13 points for the Cavs ... Cleveland outrebounded LA by a 48-35 margin ... Meeks set a season-high with 26 points ... Young tied a career-high with six assists ... Marshall finished with 10 points and 16 assists for LA. Since joining the starting lineup on Jan. 3 Marshall has recorded double-digit assists in five of seven games.

01/15 01:42:12 ET

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Schedule

Wednesday, April 16Full Scoreboard
Chicago86Final(OT) | Box
Charlotte «91
Indiana «101Final | Box
Orlando86
Washington1084th Qtr 5:38 | Box
Boston88CSN-CHI, SportSouth
Brooklyn774th Qtr 5:50 | Box
Cleveland102CSN-DC, CSN-NE
Dallas784th Qtr 11:11 | Box
Memphis75YES, FSN-OH
Philadelphia874th Qtr 11:26 | Box
Miami66FSN-SW, SportSouth, ESPN
Atlanta974th Qtr 6:26 | Box
Milwaukee89CSN-PHI, SunSports
Utah1004th Qtr 4:47 | Box
Minnesota90SportSouth, FSN-WIS
Houston894th Qtr 5:17 | Box
New Orleans94ROOT-RM, FSN-N
Toronto774th Qtr 8:41 | Box
New York78CSN-HOU, FSN-NO
Detroit974th Qtr 8:50 | Box
Oklahoma City88Sportsnet 360, MSG
LA Lakers1074th Qtr 2:33 | Box
San Antonio94FSN-DET, FSN-OK
Golden State 4/16 10:30 PM ET
Denver TWC SN, FSN-SW
LA Clippers 4/16 10:30 PM ET
Portland FSN-PT, KGW
Phoenix 4/16 10:30 PM ET
Sacramento FSN-AZ, CSN-CA
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Standings

2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 33 .593 --- 26-15 22-18 32-19 W 2
x-Brooklyn 44 37 .543 4 28-13 16-24 26-25 L 1
New York 36 45 .444 12 18-22 18-23 25-26 W 3
Boston 25 56 .309 23 16-24 9-32 21-30 L 1
Philadelphia 18 63 .222 30 10-31 8-32 13-38 W 1
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 55 26 .679 --- 35-6 20-20 37-14 W 1
x-Chicago 48 33 .593 7 27-14 21-19 35-16 W 1
Cleveland 32 49 .395 23 18-22 14-27 20-31 L 2
Detroit 29 52 .358 26 17-24 12-28 23-29 L 3
Milwaukee 15 66 .185 40 10-30 5-36 12-39 L 2
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 27 .667 --- 32-8 22-19 34-17 L 2
x-Washington 43 38 .531 11 22-19 21-19 32-19 W 3
x-Charlotte 42 39 .519 12 24-16 18-23 29-22 W 2
x-Atlanta 37 44 .457 17 24-17 13-27 27-24 L 1
Orlando 23 58 .284 31 19-21 4-37 17-34 L 3
 
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 58 23 .716 --- 33-7 25-16 36-16 L 2
x-Portland 53 28 .654 5 30-10 23-18 30-21 W 4
Minnesota 40 41 .494 18 24-16 16-25 23-28 L 2
Denver 36 45 .444 22 22-18 14-27 20-31 L 1
Utah 24 57 .296 34 16-25 8-32 12-39 L 5
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 24 .704 --- 34-7 23-17 36-15 W 2
x-Golden State 50 31 .617 7 27-14 23-17 30-21 W 1
Phoenix 47 34 .580 10 26-15 21-19 27-24 L 3
Sacramento 28 53 .346 29 17-23 11-30 15-36 W 1
LA Lakers 26 55 .321 31 14-27 12-28 14-37 W 1
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 19 .765 --- 32-8 30-11 38-13 L 1
x-Houston 54 27 .667 8 33-8 21-19 31-20 W 2
x-Dallas 49 32 .605 13 26-15 23-17 29-22 W 1
x-Memphis 49 32 .605 13 26-14 23-18 28-23 W 4
New Orleans 33 48 .407 29 21-19 12-29 14-37 W 1
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
14th
DUR 6
NOR 6
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
Final
PHI 0
ATL 1
8th
NYY 2
CHC 0
 
8th
DET 2
CLE 3
 
Final
MIA 3
WAS 6
7th
TEX 0
SEA 2
 
5th
CWS 1
BOS 1
 
6th
HOU 2
KAN 2
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN 0
TOR 0
10:05pm Tonight
ANA
OAK
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
COL
10:15pm Tonight
SFG
LOS
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
4th
MIL 87
ATL 97
 
4th
CLE 102
BRK 77
 
4th
MEM 75
DAL 75
 
4th
OKC 88
DET 97
 
4th
NOP 92
HOU 89
 
4th
SAN 92
LAL 105
 
4th
MIA 66
PHI 87
 
4th
NYK 78
TOR 77
 
4th
MIN 88
UTA 97
 
4th
BOS 88
WAS 108
 
10:30pm Tonight
DEN
GSW
10:30pm Tonight
POR
LAC
10:30pm Tonight
SAC
PHO
1st OT
TAM 4
MON 4
 
3rd
PIT 4
CLB 3
 
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
DAL
14th
DUR 6
NOR 6