Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE
The Cavs lost a close one to the Magic on Friday, 108-104, and now sit just a half-game out of last place in the Central Division.
Rookie Dion Waiters led the Cavs with 25 points on 9-of-22 shooting and chipped in five assists. Anderson Varejao scored 19 points and hauled in 17 rebounds, including 11 offensive boards. Jeremy Pargo, filling in at point guard with Kyrie Irving sidelined with a broken finger, scored 15 points but only tallied one assist.
The Magic made 11 three-pointers and were led in scoring by Jameer Nelson with 22 points. Glen Davis chipped in 16 points and eight rebounds while J.J. Redick put the game away with eight-straight made free throws in the final 22 seconds.
The loss dropped the Cavs to 3-9 and fourth in the Central Division, a half-game ahead of the last-place Pistons, who squeaked by the Raptors on Friday, 91-90. The third-place Pacers lost to the Spurs on Friday, 104-97.
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