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Love Scores 30, Cavs Beat Celtics To End 11-Game Slide

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Love made six 3-pointers, including two in an 11-0 run early in the fourth quarter, and had 14 rebounds as Cleveland closed out a miserable season at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse with its first win since April 21.

Jayson Tatum scored 29 and Evan Fournier had 15 for the Celtics, who have lost eight of 11.

It was Boston’s first road game since losing All-Star forward Jaylen Brown for the rest of this season with a torn wrist ligament.

The No. 4 overall pick in 2011, Thompson spent nine seasons with the Cavs before signing as a free agent with the Celtics in November.

Varejao signed a 10-day contract with the Cavs last week to finish season, returning for a farewell after he spent 11-plus seasons with Cleveland.

Gottlieb is leaving after two seasons to coach at USC.

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