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Friday, March 1, 2013

Game 59: Clippers at Cavs


Quicken Loans Arena
Radio/TV: WTAM (1100 AM), WFUN (970 AM)/Fox Sports Ohio

WHAT HAPPENED: Cavs point guard Kyrie Irving missed his third consecutive game with a hyperextended right knee. Cavs coach Byron Scott said Irving is doing better, but he's not yet 100 percent.

The new target date is Monday vs. the Knicks.

The Cavs faced one of the league's best teams with veteran Shaun Livingston the starting point guard. He was originally drafted by the Clippers in 2004. He became the third No. 4 overall pick in the draft on the Cavs' roster. Tristan Thompson and Dion Waiters are the others.

Livingston is averaging 15 points, 3.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists in his two starts. He wasn't nearly as effective on Friday.

In fact, who played extremely well on Friday?

The Cavs looked like they were playing the second night of a back-to-back and not the Pacers.

The Clippers have the fourth-best record in the league.They think they can make a run at the NBA championship. They have the horses to make that happen.

NEWS FEED: Broderick Turner's story on Clippers point guard Chris Paul closing out the Pacers in the Los Angeles Times.

LAST GAME: The Cavs defeated Toronto on Wednesday, 103-92.

UP NEXT: The Cavs host the New York Knicks at 7 p.m. Monday at Quicken Loans Arena.

SF Alonzo Gee (6-6, 219) vs. Caron Butler (6-7, 228)
PF Tristan Thompson (6-9, 227) vs. Blake Griffin (6-10, 252)
C Tyler Zeller (7-0, 250) vs. DeAndre Jordan (6-11, 265)
G Dion Waiters (6-4, 221) vs. Chauncey Billups (6-3, 210)
PG Shaun Livingston (6-7, 175) vs. Chris Paul (6-0, 185) 
Cavs – C Anderson Varejao, G Josh Selby 
Clippers - F Trey Thompkins
Monty McCutchen, Kevin Fehr, Kane Fitzgerald


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