Found December 26, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
WASHINGTON -- Someone had to win the matchup between the two losingest teams in the NBA's Eastern Conference. The combined performance lived up to the lowered expectations, leaving even the triumphant coach displeased, though smiling. For these teams, any win is ultimately a good one. Kyrie Irving scored 20 of his 26 points in the first half and Tristan Thompson scored the go-ahead 3-point play with 24.4 seconds remaining as the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Washington Wizards 87-84 on Wednesday night at Verizon Center. Thompson had 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Cavaliers, who have consecutive wins for the first time this season -- both without center Anderson Varejao -- after losing 11 of 12. Cleveland (7-23) hung on despite Irving missing 4 of 6 free throws inside the final 51 seconds. "I guess I should be a lot happier than I am," said Cavaliers coach Byron Scott after his team improved to 2-0 against Washington this season. "Just some of the boneh...
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