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Here's today's Fear the Newsletter, where we will always try to set you up like Kyrie passing to LeBron off the glass.

TALK TO ME: The Cavs snapped a three-game losing streak against the Magic last night. LeBron had his second consecutive triple-double and his ninth of the season. And Kyrie Irving passed Brad Daugherty on the Cavs' all-time assist list.

LEGEND HAS IT: The Cavs face the Rockets tonight in Houston. No word yet on LeBron and Kyrie will play after playing 38 and 36 minutes respectively against Orlando. Tipoff is at 9 p.m.

ALL DUE RESPECT: The Celtics and Rockets has Saturday off. The Wizards came back from 21 down to beat the Blazers. The Clippers overwhelmed the 76ers. The Heat beat the Raptors by 15. The Thunder took down the Jazz. And the Spurs beat the Warriors in a battle of reserves. San Antonio is now only half a game back of the Warriors in the West, but LaMacus Aldridge is out indefinitely with a heart issue.

The Cavs enter Saturday 2.5 games up on Wizards, three games up on the Celtics and six games up on the Raptors.

JOB WELL DONE: Here's highlights of an Iman Shumpert pass and a LeBron James dunk. Plus, here's a new Kyrie 3 colorway.

Also: Subscribe to the Locked on Cavaliers podcast and catch up on old episodes before Monday's show returns with a mailbag? There's still time to drop questions to or to @LockedOnCavs on Twitter.

CROWN: The Athletic's TJ Zuppe on why right field could be a position of strength for the Cleveland baseball team. VICE Sports' Michael Pina on Erik Spoelstra's coaching job this season. The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor on why the Spurs might be the best team in the league. The Washington Post's Jessica Contrera went to West Virginia where people are going to lose healthcare despite really, really needing it. And The Ringer's Sean Fennessey on James Mangold, the man who made 'Logan' - aka the best superhero movie since 'The Dark Knight'.

That's it for today. Drop your questions, comments and concerns to and we'll talk tomorrow after the Cavs wrap up their road trip.

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