Thrice as nice: Cavaliers 114, Clippers 89

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Thrice as nice: Cavaliers 114, Clippers 89

Photo: Scott Shaw/The Plain Dealer

To say the Cleveland Cavaliers sprinted out of the gate tonight would be a severe understatment. The wine and gold used their homecourt advantage to absolute blastoff from the beginning, leaving the Clippers and multiple team records in the wake. The Cavaliers sat on the lead for most of the game, and while Los Angeles did rally, they never truly threatened the Cavaliers the entire game. The Cavaliers continue to hold onto the small half-game lead for best record and extend their hold on the lead in the East with their win streak now at eight.

Kaman-less: Unfortunately for the Clippers, All-star snub Chris Kaman missed this showdown with the Cavaliers as well. When we last saw the Clippers, Kaman's back kept him out of action, and tonight a sprained ankle left him riding the pine. Delonte West continues to sit, missing game number five in a row without a definite timeframe for his return. That means that Cedric Jackson can probably count on another 10-day contract after his first expires tomorrow.

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