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Cavs end 10-game skid with 97-91 win at Boston

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BOSTON (AP) - Tristan Thompson had career highs with 29 points and 17 rebounds and the Cleveland Cavaliers ended a 10-game losing streak with a 97-91 victory over the Boston Celtics on Friday.

Alonzo Gee also had a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Cavaliers, who held Boston to 16 points in the third quarter and held on for their first win since March 12.

The Cavaliers avoided their 11th straight loss, which would have been the second-longest streak under coach Byron Scott.

Wayne Ellington scored 12 points and Kyrie Irving added 11 points for Cleveland in his third game back since missing eight with a sprained shoulder.

The Celtics played without team captain Paul Pierce, who was out with a sore ankle.

The move may have cost the slumping Celtics. Boston has dropped 8 of 11 and is clinging to the seventh playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

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