Clippers Are Just What Cavaliers Ordered To Snap Record Losing Streak

J.J. Hickson had 27 points and 14 rebounds for Cleveland.

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Clippers Lose 126-119 In Overtime, Cavaliers Snap NBA Record 26-Game Losing Streak

Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Apparently, all Cleveland needed to snap its 26-game losing streak was a little more Mo. Mo Williams returned to the court for the first time since January 15, posting 17 points and 14 assists to spark the Cavaliers to a 126-119 overtime victory against the Los Angeles Clippers. The Cavaliers broke the longest losing streak in NBA history, and won for the first time since a 109-102 overtime decision against the New York Knicks on December 18.

While Williams was present for most of the losses early in the Cavaliers' streak, his performance off the bench Friday enabled teammates to focus on scoring. Antawn Jamison poured in 35 points, including a crucial three-pointer with 22.1 seconds left in overtime. J.J. Hickson had 27 with 14 rebounds, and blocked a potential game-winning layup at the end of regulation, while Daniel Gibson scored nine of his 17 points in overtime.

Blake Griffin grabbed 13 rebounds and scored 32 points, but also made just 11 of 26 field goals. Baron Davis had 26 points and seven assists for the Clippers, but was ejected in the final minute of overtime for arguing a call. The Clippers fell to 1-4 on their current eight-game road trip, which still has stops in Toronto, Milwaukee, and Minnesota before the All-Star break. The Clippers' next game in Sunday afternoon against the Raptors.

For more information on tonight's game, be sure to read Clips Nation.

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Clippers Vs. Cavaliers: Mo Williams Returns For Cleveland

As the Los Angeles Clippers try to extend the Cleveland Cavaliers' record losing streak to 27 games tonight, they will have to do so facing Mo Williams, who returns after missing the last 13 contests with a left hip flexor strain. The point guard will come of the bench tonight for Byron Scott's Cavs, he told Mary Schmitt Boyer of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer:

"I feel good,'' he said after Friday's shootaround at The Q. "How much I play is up to BScott....No limitations, no discomfort at all.''

Here are tonight's starting lineups:

Clippers (20-32)

Point Guard: Baron Davis

Shooting Guard: Randy Foye

Small Forward: Ryan Gomes

Power Forward: Blake Griffin

Center: DeAndre Jordan

Cavaliers (8-45)

Point Guard: Ramon Sessions

Shooting Guard: Anthony Parker

Small Forward: Christian Eyenga

Power Forward: Antawn Jamison

Center: J.J. Hickson

 

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Clippers Head To Cleveland To Face Reeling Cavaliers

The Los Angeles Clippers look for their second road straight win Friday night, facing the reeling Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. While the Clippers are just 4-18 on the road this season, and have lost eight straight games against the Cavs, this isn't the same Cleveland team of recent years. These Cavaliers have lost an NBA-record 26 straight games, and has lost 36 of 37 games overall, making the Clippers tonight a rare road favorite.

The Clippers are 1-3 on their current eight-game road trip, with their one win coming on Wednesday in New York against the Knicks. Baron Davis was magnificent at Madison Square Garden, scoring 16 points and handed out a season-high 16 assists in the win. On the trip, Davis is averaging 19.2 points, 10.8 assists, and 4.8 rebounds, and he has made 42.1% of his three-point attempts.

Blake Griffin grabbed six rebounds against the Knicks, which is tied for the second-lowest rebound total of his young career so far. However, Griffin did score 21 points on 10-of-17 shooting as the Clippers picked up their fourth road win of the season. Antawn Jamison leads the ragtag Cavs in scoring, at 17.3 points per game. Cleveland has accomplished the rare feat this season of being last in the league in both offensive efficiency (100.6 points per 100 possessions) and defensive efficiency (112.6).

For more information on tonight's game, be sure to read Clips Nation.

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