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Cavs push Orlando to overtime

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The Cleveland Cavaliers hosted the Orlando Magic Thursday night and won. Anderson Varejao hit two crucial jumpers in overtime and tied a franchise record with a career-high 25 rebounds to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to the 87-81 win over the Orlando Magic.

The Cavaliers broke a season-high six-game losing streak while playing without All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving, who missed his first game this season because of a bruised left knee. Irving averages a team-high 22.2 points.

Orlando couldn't hold a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter and Cleveland tied the game on Dion Waiters' layup with .06 seconds remaining.

Varejao's basket with 2:07 remaining in OT put Cleveland ahead 83-81. He added another basket with 1:34 left and hit two free throws with 23.9 seconds remaining to finish with 18 points.

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