Cavaliers beat Clippers 108-101 to end 2-game skid

Cavaliers beat Clippers 108-101 to end 2-game skid
November 6, 2012, 1:08 am
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Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul, center, drives between Cleveland Cavaliers forward Tyler Zeller, left, and center Anderson Varejao (17) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)


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.