Saved by the bell
Spurs swingman Manu Ginobili caused the Cavs' defense fits the entire night. He was practically unguardable for long stretches of that game. He made 10 of 15 shots en route to his 31-point effort.
Luckily for the Cavs, he missed the one that counted, as time expired. He had a clean look at a 15-foot jumper, but it hit off the front of the rim.
Cavs coach Mike Brown was asked how teams keep Ginobili in check.
"I did pray before I came to the game," Brown said. "I think that helped."
On second thought, maybe it didn't. Ginobili had a game-high 31 points.
He's quite a load, as is guard Tony Parker (23 points, six assists) and power forward Tim Duncan (20 points, 11 rebounds, four blocks).
The Cavs (21-18) are officially on a roll, and have struggling Miami next on the schedule on Monday.