• Irving, Varejao lift Cavs past Wizards in opener

    Summary of 4 articles · Updated Oct 31, 2012
    Kyrie Irving scored 29 points and rookie Dion Waiters added 17 for the Cavs, who needed big plays from Irving and Varejao in the final minutes to hold off the Wizards. "It's the greatest feeling in the world just having somebody that you know what you're going to get from them every single night," Irving said of Varejao. With Kyrie Irving filling it up, Anderson Varejao grabbing every loose ball in sight and rookie Dion Waiters chipping in with some clutch play, Cleveland turned back a fourth-quarter rally to defeat the shorthanded Washington Wizards 94-84 on Tuesday night. Welcome Back, Anderson: Doing much of the work to keep Cleveland in front was Anderson Varejao, who made a sensational return after missing the final two months of last season with a broken wrist. Anderson terrorized the Wizards all night on defense and on the boards and even channeled Bill Walton as a facilitating big man. A breakaway dunk by Tristan Thompson gave Cleveland a 19-17 lead with 3:41 left in the first period, and the Cavaliers would hold their advantage all the way into the fourth period, leading by double digits much of the way.
    • Waiters, Cavs Top Wizards in Opener

      Savor it, Cavaliers fans- your team is over .500, at least for the moment. With Kyrie Irving filling it up, Anderson Varejao grabbing every loose ball in sight and rookie Dion Waiters chipping in with some clutch play, Cleveland turned back a fourth-qua…
  • Cavs to open season vs. Wizards as scheduled

    The Cleveland Cavaliers say their season opener against Washington will be played as scheduled.
    Source: ESPN.com

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