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Cleveland's momentum carried into the second quarter when they outscored the Clippers 26-22 to lead 57-50 at the break, with Varejao's driving layup just beating the halftime buzzer. Irving had 16 points in the half to eight by Paul, whose team had 13 turnovers.
The Cavs missed their first four shots of the game while falling behind by seven. They got going near the end of the first quarter, with consecutive 3-pointers by Daniel Gibson and Irving to take their first lead of the game.
NOTES: Zeller left the court with 5:39 to play after apparently getting hit in the face. ... Crawford had led the Clippers in scoring in each of their first three games. ... Paul had nine assists, ending his run of three straight points-assists double-doubles. ... The Clippers have sold out their first three home games, extending their streak of consecutive sellouts to 53. ... The Cavs won the teams' only meeting last season.
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