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NBA scores: Cavaliers drop back-to-back games after three days off

A rested Cavaliers team didn't exactly look the part while struggling, especially on the offensive side, in a pair of losses over the weekend.


The Cleveland Cavaliers had three days to rest following their 114-101 loss to the Brooklyn Nets last Tuesday night, but you wouldn't have been able to tell by the way they played over the weekend. The Cavs' current losing streak is now at six games after the team lost a pair of contests over the weekend.

Despite the additional rest, the Cavaliers faltered in the fourth quarter of their 103-95 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday, getting outscored 28-22 in the final quarter. Excluding Kyrie Irving, the team shot a combined 33 percent from the field.

Those offensive struggles continued in Sunday's 86-79 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, as reflected by the team's 36 percent shooting from the field. Nearly perfect free throw shooting (14-of-15) kept the team in the game, but the Cavaliers will rarely be able to compete when Irving, Dion Waiters and C.J. Miles shoot a combined 7-of-35 (20 percent).

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.