The Cavs lead 84-78 going into the fourth quarter. The Clips pulled it as close at 3 points with 40 second to go; however, Cleveland's wunderkind Kyrie Irving had other plans. Irving hit a three and sunk 1-of-2 free throws to ice the game for the Cavs, 108-101.
The Clippers ran into a two headed monster in Irving and Anderson Varejao. In addition to his end of game heroics, Irving scored 24 points and had 10 assists. Varajao wanted a double-double, too. He collected 15 rebounds and sunk 15 points. Dion Waiters lead the Cavs in points with 28.
LA's Blake Griffin had a quiet night, by Blake Griffin standards, save a monster dunk at the end. The big man scored 20 points but only snatched 5 rebounds. Chris Paul was one assist away from a double-double with nine and 17 points. Off the bench, Jamal Crawford was second on the team in scoring with 19 points.
This is the second loss in a row for Los Angeles, dropping their record to 2-2. Cleveland is back at .500 with a 2-2 record of their own.