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Recap - Cavaliers Defeat Denver 98-88

The Cavaliers grabbed a 98-88 win over the Nuggets on Wednesday, behind a 23-point effort from Kyrie Irving at Quicken Loans Arena.

The Cavaliers were a 3.5-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 201.5.

Cleveland got 18 points from Anderson Varejao and another 17 points from Tristan Thompson. Dion Waiters contributed 6 assists, while Tristan Thompson cleaned the glass with 21 rebounds.

The Nuggets got a 16-point performance from Randy Foye, who was supported by 15 points from J.J. Hickson. Ty Lawson had 11 assists in a losing cause for Denver, while J.J. Hickson grabbed 11 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Cleveland were victorious, as the score was 56-52 at the break.

Cleveland had a 58-43 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.

Cleveland heads into a battle against the Hawks. Denver, meanwhile, will have their next action against Boston.