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NBA: Cleveland 108, LA Clippers 101

Nov. 6, 2012 at 1:19 AM

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Dion Waiters drained seven 3-pointers en route to 28 points Monday, powering the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 108-101 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.

Rookie Waiters, playing in his fourth NBA game, connected on 10-of-17 from the floor -- including 7-of-11 from beyond the arc -- while backcourt mate Kyrie Irving added 24 points and 10 assists for Cavs.

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Anderson Varejao contributed 15 points and 15 rebounds while Tyler Zeller came off the bench for 15 and seven as Cleveland improved to 2-2 to start the season.

Blake Griffin netted 20 points but committed five turnovers for the Clippers, who dropped a second straight after winning their first two contests.

Jamal Crawford pumped in 19 points off the bench for Los Angeles.

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