Cavs snap 26-game losing streak

Cleveland Cavaliers Antawn Jamison runs down the court after hitting a three point shot with 22 seconds left in overtime of their NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Cleveland February 11, 2011. The Cleveland Cavaliers snapped their 26-game losing streak with a 126-119 overtime win over the Los Angeles Clippers to the delight of a raucous home crowd on Friday. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL IMAGES OF THE DAY)


Nearly two months after it started innocently, the Cavaliers stopped their NBA-record skid at 26 games Friday night with a 126-119 win in overtime against the Los Angeles Clippers, who did all they could to extend Cleveland’s winter misery.

The Cavs, who had become a national joke as the losses piled up, won for the first time since Dec. 18 and just the second time in 38 games. They had to go an extra five minutes to ensure they didn’t set the mark for the longest skid in pro sports history.

Antawn Jamison was big for the Cavs, posting 35 points, nine rebounds, four assists and two steals. J.J. Hickson added 27 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks.

Mo Williams made his return and posted 17 points and 14 assists. Getting him back will be big going forward as he’s arguably the Cavs’ best player at this point.

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