Cavalier wins have been somewhat tough to come by since the start of the month. The storylines in that timespan have not.

Around Easter, Cavs fans went through an intense bout of “Hudsanity.” A pair of veterans – Anthony Parker and Antawn Jamison – were rightly recognized for being good guys. On Tuesday night, the lead candidate for Rookie of the Year, Kyrie Irving, returned to the lineup after missing nine of the previous ten games.

CLEVELAND, OH - April 19, 2012 - Fan Appreciation Night, presented by Horseshoe Casino Cleveland, marks the final home game of the Cavaliers 2011-12 season and another opportunity for the Cavs to say THANK YOU to the best fans in the NBA for their incredible support of the Wine & Gold. When the team tips off against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, April 25th at 7:00 p.m., The Q will be pure FANdemonium as thousands of prizes totaling MORE THAN $1 MILLION are given away throughout the night!

One night after the schedule-weary Wine and Gold suffered their worst loss of the season, their young leader returned to give them a lift. And for two-and-a-half quarters, he did.

But the Cavaliers – who knotted the game mid-way through the third – ran out of gas midway through the period and saw the Sixers go on a 15-0 run. Philly extended their lead to 26 in the fourth and coasted to the 103-87 win over the Cavs at The Q.