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NBA standings 2013: Cavaliers remain in last place

The Cavaliers won last night on a game-winning jumper from Kyrie Irving, but they still have a lot of ground to make up in the Central Division.

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Kyrie Irving nailed a pull-up jumper with one second remaining to win it for the Cleveland Cavaliers against the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday night, but the Cavs remain in last place in the Central Division and 4.5 games back of the fourth-place Detroit Pistons.

The win brought the Cavs, who have the second-worst record in the Eastern Conference at 8-26, to within a game of the Bobcats, who have the conference's third-worst record at 8-24.

The Chicago Bulls seized a share of first place in the division with a 96-89 win over the defending-champion Miami Heat, while the Indiana Pacers lost sole possession of first with a 94-75 loss to the Boston Celtics. The Cavs sit 11.5 games behind both the Bulls and Pacers, and 9.5 games behind the third-place Milwaukee Bucks, who lost to the Houston Rockets, 115-101.

One silver lining for the Cavs is that they're merely the second-worst team in the Eastern Conference. The league-worst Washington Wizards lost again Friday, this time to the Brooklyn Nets in double-overtime on a game-winning jumper from Joe Johnson.

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