CLEVELAND — 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 an 87-81 win over the Orlando Magic tonight.
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 late 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.
Glen Davis scored 16 for the Magic, who scored two points in overtime.