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Celtics hold off Cavs for 99-90 victory

CLEVELAND Marcus Smart scored 19 points, forward Evan Turner passed for a career-high 13 assists and the Boston Celtics maintained their hold on the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference with a 99-90 victory Friday night against the short-handed Cavaliers, ending the Cavs' 18-game home winning streak. The Cavaliers played the game without guards Kyrie Irving and Iman Shumpert, who were resting injuries. Irving sat with a right hip that was bothering him at the morning shootaround, while Shumpert was resting a bruised thigh. The Cavs officially called Shumpert's injury a right quad contusion, but neither his injury nor Irving's are considered serious. The Cavs have nothing...

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