Boston, MA -- Tristan Thompson posted career-highs of 29 points and 17 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers broke a 10-game losing streak with a 97-91 win over the Boston Celtics at TD Garden.
Alonzo Gee added 16 points and 10 boards for the Cavaliers, who won for the first time since March 12 against Washington.
The Cavs won despite a woeful shooting performance from Kyrie Irving. He went 4-of-20 from the floor and had 11 points and eight assists.
Boston, which got 23 points and nine rebounds from Jeff Green, is 2 1/2 games ahead of Milwaukee for seventh place in the Eastern Conference. Shavlik Randolph tallied 16 points before fouling out for the Celtics, who have lost eight of their last 11 games.
The Celtics played without forward Paul Pierce, who sat out due to a sore left ankle. Kevin Garnett also missed his eighth consecutive game for Boston because of inflammation in his left ankle.
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