In their final back-to-back against the West, the young Cavaliers faced the two hottest teams in the Conference. They dropped both affairs, but each opponent knew they were in a brawl.

On Monday night in Memphis, the Wine and Gold grappled with the Grizz for the full 48, but free throws cost the Cavaliers late – sending Cleveland to the 109-101 loss.

CLEVELAND, OH - April 23, 2012 - It was a beautiful Monday morning as more than 200 cheering Archbishop Lyke students and staff welcomed executives from the Cleveland Cavaliers, Lake Erie Monsters and AkzoNobel in celebration of winning the 2012 “Colorful Community Contest.” The makeover allowed this Cleveland school to have their hallways, gymnasium and cafeteria repainted by the experts at Glidden Paint, making them fresher, brighter and more colorful!

Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving was the top pick in this past June’s Draft and he’s been everything Cleveland’s expected and more. When Rookie of the Year votes are collected, the precocious point guard is likely to win in a landslide.

Only 20 years old, Irving has already done his share of growing up in the world of hoops – prolific as a high school star and matriculating for a year under Coach K at Duke before being selected atop the 2011 NBA Draft.

The Cavaliers scrapped hard, but simply ran into a buzzsaw on Sunday night. In their defense, there are 28 other teams that have tasted that same blade this season.

The red-hot Spurs – still fighting for the top overall seed in the West – got the best of the young Cavaliers at the AT&T Center, topping them, 114-98. But unlike their previous win over Cleveland, San Antonio had to battle for the full 48.

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