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NBA scores: Cleveland loses twice since Monday while the division keeps winning

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been losing thus far this week, but their division rivals are winning games.

David Richard-US PRESSWIRE

The Cleveland Cavaliers are 3-12 on the season and are on a four-game losing streak, including a 91-78 loss at the hands of the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday. Despite Anderson Varejao scoring 20 points and snagging 18 rebounds, they were defeated by a complete effort from the Suns.

That was the second game Cleveland has played this week, as they also saw action on Monday. The Memphis Grizzlies took them down on Monday, beating them 84-78. Varejao again had a strong day, with 15 points, 22 rebounds and three assists, but the Grizzlies simply had more consistent offense. They didn't play on Wednesday.

Plenty other significant things happened from Monday to Wednesday. The San Antonio Spurs moved to 12-3 on Monday with a 118-92 win over the Washington Wizards, who finally picked up their first win of the season on Wednesday, beating the Portland Trail Blazers 84-82.

The Mulwakee Bucks beat the Chicago Bulls on Monday, taking possession of the Eastern Conference's Central Division on Monday. The Indiana Pacers were the only team from the division to play on Tuesday (not named the Cavaliers), and they picked up their seventh win with a 79-77 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

Wednesday saw the Bulls get back in the win column to make the division race close, while the Detroit Pistons are beginning to pull away from the Cavs, who are in last place in the division. For a full scoreboard, head on over to this link here.

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