CLEVELAND: The Spurs scored 16 consecutive points in the first quarter to bury the Cavaliers on Tuesday 1250-90. The Cavs have now lost consecutive home games by 72 points and have suffered three home losses by 35 or more points this season.
Kyrie Irving had 13 points and five assists in his return from a sprained shoulder, but the Spurs turned a 16-all tie into a 32-16 lead late in the first quarter. The Cavs never threatened again.
Former Cav Danny Green had 19 points, including 16 in the first half, Patrick Mills had 20 points off the bench and Tony Parker had 19 points in 23 minutes for the Spurs, who have won eight straight.
The Cavs have lost eight in a row and 11 of their last 12.
Green was the Cavs' final training camp cut prior to the start of last season. He latched on with the Spurs and has flourished in a starting role this season. He scored a total of 40 points during his rookie season with the Cavs in 2009-10 and scored nearly half of that many on Tuesday. His career high, set earlier this season, is 24 points.