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Cavs beat Grizzlies in overtime, win consecutive games for first time in a month

By Jason Lloyd Published: February 9, 2014
Thompson, Tristan reaches vs Grizz
Ed Davis fouls Tristan Thompson in the second quarter Sunday in Cleveland. The Cavs won in overtime 91-83.(AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND: Kyrie Irving had 28 points, Anderson Varejao had 14 rebounds and the Cavs beat the Memphis Grizzlies in overtime Sunday 91-83, the first time they’ve won consecutive games in a month.

The Cavs once led by 14, but were playing from behind in the final minutes of regulation. Irving’s driving basket while falling tied the game at 78, but he missed the ensuing free throw and the Grizzlies couldn’t get a shot off at the other end when Zach Randolph turned the ball over in the final seconds.

Luol Deng opened the overtime with a 3-pointer as the shot clock was winding down and the Cavs never trailed again. The Grizzles shot 2-for-9 in the overtime, while Dion Waiters clinched the win with an impressive dunk down the middle of the lane.

Waiters had 18 points, seven rebounds and six assists off the bench and C.J. Miles had 14 points off the bench for the Cavs, who hadn’t won consecutive games since Jan. 7-10.

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