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Cavs Hand Clippers’ 2nd Straight Loss 108-101

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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 5: Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers reacts while playing the Cleveland Cavaliers at Staples Center on November 5, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 5: Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers reacts while playing the Cleveland Cavaliers at Staples Center on November 5, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rookie Dion Waiters hit seven 3-pointers and scored 28 points, helping the Cleveland Cavaliers stave off a fourth-quarter rally by the Los Angeles Clippers to win 108-101 on Monday night.

Kyrie Irving added 24 points, Tyler Zeller had 15 points and Anderson Varejao had 15 points and 15 rebounds as the Cavs snapped a two-game skid.

Waiters set career highs in points and 3-pointers in his fourth NBA game.

Blake Griffin scored 20 points, Jamal Crawford added 19 and Chris Paul had 17 for the Clippers, who lost their second straight after opening the season with two wins in a row.

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