The Cavs trailed by nine with just over a minute to play in regulation but tied it on Dion Waiters’ drive with 0.6 to play. Anderson Varejao capped a monster night, scoring six of Cleveland’s eight points in overtime to seal the six-point win, snapping a six-game losing streak. Andy set a career- and Quicken Loans Arena-high with 25 rebounds to go with 18 points.
The Cavs played this game without Kyrie Irving who had to sit out with a knee contusion. The others stepped up big, and launched a comeback to send the game into over-time and then they sealed the deal thanks to the great play of Varejao who is really starting to shine this season.
Tristan Thompson had 16 points and 10 rebounds in the game. Jack and Miles both scored 14 and Dion Waiters came off the bench to add 17 points.
This is the way Cleveland has to play basketball. They played well as a team and they kept the intensity level high throughout the game.
When the Cavs play like this, good things happen. The main problem Cleveland has, is keeping their intensity level high for the entire game.
It was a great win with a great showing of teamwork.
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