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NBA: Cleveland 104, Utah 101

March 6, 2013 at 10:11 PM   |   Comments

CLEVELAND, March 6 (UPI) -- Wayne Ellington's two free throws gave Cleveland a three-point lead with 3 seconds to play Wednesday and the Cavaliers held on to down Utah 104-101.

Ellington put Cleveland in front by scoring on a dunk with 56.4 seconds remaining, helping boost the Cavaliers to their fifth win in eight games.

Cleveland trailed by eight going into the final period, but produced a 36-point fourth quarter during which Kyrie Irving scored 11 of his 20 points. Irving also had 10 assists and seven rebounds and his steal set up Ellington's go-ahead slam.

Ellington and Tristan Thompson both had 16 points and Thompson added 12 rebounds.

Utah was led by 25 points off the bench from Gordon Hayward.

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