Anderson Varejao VareJAMs on Dwight Howard, Los Angeles Lakers (Video)

Dec 11, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao (17) dunks over Los Angeles Lakers center Jordan Hill (27) in the first quarter at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Cavaliers haven’t had much to cheer about thus far in the 2012-13 NBA season.

Standing at 4-17, they hold the second most losses in the NBA and one of the worst records in the league.

But Tuesday night, when they took the floor against the struggling Los Angeles Lakers, Anderson Varejao gave the Cleveland faithful something to cheer for.

Early in the first quarter, with the score knotted at 14-14, Varejao faked the ball toward the baseline, blew past Dwight Howard into the paint and threw the ball down with a monstrous jam.

After missing the past 11 games, Kyrie Irving returned to the lineup and the Cavaliers ran past the Lakers, 100-94, for their fifth win of the year. Irving finished with 28 points and 11 assists, while Varejao notched 20 points and nine boards.

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Topics: Anderson Varejao, Cleveland Cavaliers

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