Cavaliers pull out win over Orlando

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The general consensus from just about every major sports outlet is that the Cleveland Cavaliers will be making some type of trade before the trade deadline on February 8.

The Cavs snapped a four-game losing streak with a 104-103 victory over the Orlando Magic, but Cleveland's latest outing wasn't without drama. The play of the game was undoubtedly this unbelievable pass by LeBron James, who finished with 16 points, six assists, six turnovers and five rebounds.

After a video replay to determine who hit the ball out of bounds, referees ruled there was an inadvertent whistle, setting up a jump ball with 0.2 seconds left.

The Cavs (27-17) were either great or awful in this one, scoring 67 points in the first half and 37 in the second.

It's trade season in Cleveland, and our episode was mainly focused on what/if the Cavs should make a trade. Following a replay review, the game ended with a jump ball at center court with two-tenths of a second remaining.

Speaking of the Cavs, they were up 63-40 in the second quarter to the worst team in the league, but for the second time in three games they blew a lead of 20 points or more. James is now 25 points shy of 30,000 points for his career. And Love recorded a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

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After assisting on nine of their first 11 baskets to start the game, the Cavs would only get 13 more. Dwyane Wade scored 11 off the bench and Jeff Green added 10.

Payton led the Magic (13-32) with 19 points, while Gordon and Evan Fournier each scored 17.

Cleveland went 1 for 17 on 3-pointers in the second half.

On Thursday morning it was reported that Rose is listed as probable for tonight's game against the Orlando Magic.

Before the game, James was chosen as one of the captains for this year's All-Star game after receiving the most votes in balloting by fans, players and media. That's a unsafe tendency against most teams, and against the Cavaliers, it's foolhardy. He has missed two of the last five games and has been on a minutes restriction as well. Then after a missed 3-pointer by Simmons, Thomas sank an open 3-pointer from the right side to extend Cleveland's lead to 98-91 with 5:31 to play.

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