The Cavaliers played with the same starting lineup they used in Sunday night’s 119-110 loss at Washington, but without the first four players who came off their bench in that game. After shooting better than 50% in three straight games, the Cavs made four of their first five shots but finished the first quarter 8 for 21. F Gary Trent Jr. sat with a leg injury, and G Paul Watson missed a third game with left knee tendonitis.
TANTRUM COSTLY FOR CAVS
The game got away from the Cavaliers late in the third quarter when Flynn nailed a 3-pointer after a careless turnover by Kevin Love on an inbounds pass.