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Kyrie Irving's 31 sparks Cavaliers over Magic

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Kyrie Irving scored 31 points to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a victory over the Orlando Magic, 109-100. Cleveland (9-13) is now on a three-game winning streak.

Irving shot 12-24 (2-6 from three-point range) and 5-5 from the free throw line. Other key performers for Cleveland were Dion Waiters with 21 points and 5 rebounds, and Anderson Varejao with 10 points and 14 rebounds. Victor Oladipo had a strong game for Orlando in the loss, putting up 26 points on 9-13 shooting (3-4 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 5-5 from the free throw line. Jameer Nelson added 17 points and 5 assists, Arron Afflalo finished with 17 points and 5 assists, and Andrew Nicholson put up 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Orlando (7-16) could not get back-to-back victories after defeating Charlotte on Wednesday.

Coming up next, the Cavaliers square off against the Miami Heat, who are 16-6 on the year. The Magic match up with the Oklahoma City Thunder, currently 17-4 this season. The Cavaliers are 0-1 versus Miami this season.

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