Cavaliers finally chalk up a win
Antawn Jamison (pictured in an earlier game) scored 35 points for the Cavaliers Friday night.
February 12th, 2011
08:23 AM ET

Cavaliers finally chalk up a win

The NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers broke their 26-game losing streak Friday night with a 126-119 overtime victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.

It was the first win for the Cavaliers since before Christmas. The team is now tied with the 1976-77 Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL for the longest losing streak in any of the four major U.S. pro team sports.

"I can smile again. It feels pretty good. Winning is a precious feeling," guard Daniel Gibson said in The Plain Dealer.

Coming into the game at Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena, Los Angeles seemed to be a good candidate to be the streak-breaker. The Clippers had won just four games on the road all season.

Cleveland, at 9-45, remains the only member of the 30-team league with fewer than 10 wins this season.

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  1. tomcat

    Is this one of those feel good fluff news events? So the losers win....big deal. This is breaking news? Why?

    February 12, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Eva

    I predict LeBron will get his ring this year:)

    February 12, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Spaulding

    so cavs have won 1 out of their last 35 games..very inspiring,and against the clippers.

    February 12, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  4. zie2232

    LMao finally winning from a losing streak like that is nothing to celebrate about haha cavs suk!

    February 12, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Marco

    Thought the streak would just carry over into next season.

    February 12, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Bill

    Where has Dan Gilbert been?? He promised to keep in touch ,and promised many things. Dan Called lebron a coward but yet we havent seen Dan since he cowardly left after half time during a game when Lebron beat down his team.

    February 12, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  7. The Treehouse

    Lebron is one of the most over rated players in any sport next to Tom Brady and David Beckum. The Cavs should have never let James go, it's thier own fault. Last time i checked, being in last place means you are the worst, so who really cares about the Cavs and thier losing ways. The focus should be on el San Antonio Spurs! The complete opposite of the Cavs. Go Spurrrs! Go Spurrrs!

    February 12, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Marco

    Good lookin' out, Lebron. You knew just when to make you're move, as always.

    February 12, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Dan

    This is why Lebron ripped off his jersey last year.

    February 12, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  10. 5lbs psi

    Spurs will lose to Lakers in playoffs...again.

    February 12, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Cesar

    Help. I took a nap and I can't get up.

    February 12, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  12. ChampagneBottle


    February 12, 2011 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Cesar

    Mmmmmm bubbles.

    February 12, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Bleh

    I like bubbles...tiny bubbles...

    February 12, 2011 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  15. The Truth

    Really!! Who Cares.

    February 12, 2011 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
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