The four game losing skid is over for the Boston Celtics. A 116-106 win in Cleveland last night, without Kyrie Irving. Jayson Tatum and Marcus Smart led the scoring parade.

Most of Tatum's 21 points came in the first half. Many of Smart's 21 points came down the stretch.

Al Horford added 19, including eight in the fourth quarter. The Celtics outscored the Cavs 24-14 in the final minutes.

Kyrie Irving had the night off and coach Brad Stevens changed up the starting lineup by using Horford and Aron Baynes together while Marcus Morris went to the bench.

By the way, the (44-31) Celts are 11-2 in games when Irving is out of the lineup.