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Darius Garland, Jarrett Allen lead Cleveland Cavaliers past struggling San Antonio Spurs, 114-109

The Cavs squandered an 11-point lead and trailed by as many as five late in the third quarter, but opened up what had been a tie game in the final minutes.

SAN ANTONIO — Darius Garland scored 28 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat San Antonio 114-109, extending the Spurs' losing streak to five.

Jarrett Allen finished with 17 points and 16 rebounds for Cleveland (25-18), which won its third straight and fourth in five games. The Cavs squandered an 11-point lead and trailed by as many as five late in the third quarter, but opened up what had been a tie game in the final minutes with a 7-1 run that featured dunks from Allen and Lauri Markkanen.

Dejounte Murray had 30 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists for San Antonio (15-27), which is 1-7 in the new year. Keldon Johnson added 18 points and Bryn Forbes had 15.

The Spurs struggled against Cleveland's frontcourt of 7-footers Markkanen and Evan Mobley, along with the 6-11 Allen. Mobley added 15 points and Markkanen had eight.

Now 4-1 on this west-coast road trip, the Cavaliers will have one more game at Oklahoma City Saturday night before finally returning home Monday.

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