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Portland Trail Blazers' Meyers Leonard (11) and Cleveland Cavaliers' Dion Waiters (3) keep a close watch on a loose ball in the first quarter of a game in Dec. 2012, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Cavaliers' Dion Waiters lies on the court with an ankle injury during overtime in a game in Dec. 2012, in Cleveland. Waiters left the game in the second overtime with an ankle injury. The Portland Trail Blazers won in two overtimes, 118-117. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Cavaliers' Dion Waiters drives against the Portland Trail Blazers in a game in Dec. 2012, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
CHICAGO: After the Cavaliers’ loss Monday in San Antonio, the weight of defending a championship, the frustration of a disappointing night and the responsibility of playing point guard cut straight to Kyrie Irving’s heart.