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With all the attention given to Clemsons offense and quarterback Deshaun Watson, it may be easy to overlook the contributions of the Tigers defense.But the play on that side of the ball could be a key factor as the second-ranked Tigers (9-0, 6-0 ACC) go into the seasons stretch run that starts with a visit from unranked Pittsburgh (5-4, 2-3) Saturday. Kickoff at Memorial Stadium in Clemson is at 3:30 p.m. ET with the telecast split between ABC and ESPN2.Clemson posted 565 yards in a 54-0 demolition of Syracuse last week, but the real story may have been the defenses second shutout of the season and the fifth since Brent Venables was named defensive coordinator in 2012.The Tigers held high-scoring Syracuse to 277 yards -- 208 below its season average -- and intercepted three passes, returning one 64 yards for a touchdown.It was a fun tape to study and grade, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said. Its pretty special when you can play a clean game like that and dominate like that. Shutouts are hard to come by, so Im really proud of those guys.Its a remarkable surge for a unit that lost the bulk of its 2015 talent to the NFL and loomed as the teams biggest question mark in the preseason. But Venables has plugged the holes and molded a defense that ranks 12th nationally and appears to be getting better every week.Linebacker Ben Boulware is its heart and soul. An emotional leader, he plays hard from snap to whistle and is tied for the team lead in tackles with 74 stops despite missing one game with injury. He had seven tackles last week against Syracuse.The easy victory over the Orange was a welcome change of pace for Clemson, which had won five of its first eight games by a touchdown or less.It was nice -- these last few games weve been holding onto our hats in the fourth quarter, Swinney said.The visiting Panthers also have experienced their share of close games, but generally have come out on the losing end. Before last weeks 51-28 thumping by Miami, they had lost by seven points to Oklahoma State, by one to North Carolina, and by three to Virginia Tech. They do have three-point wins over Penn State and Georgia Tech.They had considerable success running the football early on, but struggled on the ground at Miami, finishing with just 130 yards. They went into the game averaging 232 yards rushing. Running back James Conner, their leading rusher for the season, ended up with just 40 yards on 12 runs.Quarterback Nathan Peterman passed for 287 yards, but he completed only 17 of his 35 pass attempts and had a critical interception in the end zone in the third quarter with the Panthers trailing by just 13 points. The Panthers also lost a critical fumble deep in their own territory that led to a Miami touchdown.The Panthers had problems on the other side of the ball as well, getting to Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya for only one sack, that in the fourth quarter. They came into the game with 28 sacks on the year.Now the Panthers face Clemsons Watson, who finished third in Heisman balloting a year ago.Hes special, obviously, Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi said. I dont know if hes still up for the Heisman or how politics go there, but hes a great football player. They are undefeated. He leads their offense.Deshaun is not only an excellent thrower, but hes got a strong arm and throws darts. But hes got the run threat, too. Kaaya really didnt, even though he scrambled on some third-down passes to gain yards last week.This guy is a threat on every down to beat you with his arm and beat with you his feet. Thats going to change some things for you on defense.The Panthers need one more victory to reach bowl eligibility for a ninth consecutive season. The Tigers are looking to clinch the Atlantic Divisions berth in the ACC title game.As we get into November, Swinney said, were certainly headed in the right direction. 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PHILADELPHIA -- Kyrie Irving had 19 of his season-high 39 points in the fourth quarter and LeBron James added a triple-double with 26 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 112-108 comeback victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday.Kevin Love chipped in 25 points and 11 rebounds to help the defending champions (13-2) improve to their fourth straight win.Joel Embiid led seven players in double figures with 22 points for the 76ers, who have lost three straight. Embiid also had nine rebounds, four assists and three blocks.The Cavaliers never led through the first three quarters, but Irving got hot early in the fourth to put Cleveland in front. He gave Cleveland its first lead on a layup 2:38 into the period and had 10 of the first 13 Cavaliers fourth-quarter points on a variety of jumpers and drives. His layup with 7:51 left gave Cleveland its biggest lead to that point, 90-86.Love was limited to 28 minutes after receiving stitches for a cut over his right eye sustained early in the first quarter.Cleveland trailed by as many as 14 points in the first half. The Cavaliers got as close as 72-70 on James Jones 3-pointer with 3:53 left in the third quarter. But the 76ers scored nine of the next 10 points, capped by Dario Sarics 3-pointer that made it 81-71. James had four and Love two as the Cavaliers ran off the final six points of the quarter to enter the final period down 81-77.The Cavs missed their first 14 shots, but Philadelphia couldnt take full advantage and led just 10-2 before James driving layup with 6:50 left in the first quarter resulted in Cleveelands first field goal.ddddddddddddJames and Embiid got into a verbal altercation late in the first quarter. Richard Jefferson was whistled for a foul on Embiids drive, and James questioned the call. Embiid went toward James direction, but officials stepped between the players. The incident drew a rise in the crowd.James provided a couple of first-half highlights, dunking with 6:03 left in the first quarter and then following a missed free throw with a dunk with 1:17 to go in the first half. He has three triple-doubles this season.TIP-INSCavaliers: Smith went 0 for 11 from the field, including 0 for 7 from 3-point range. . Channing Frye (personal) was not with the team. Fryes father died Thursday. . Cleveland beat Philadelphia 102-101 on Nov. 5. . The Cavaliers arrived in Philadelphia on Saturday night following their attendance at the Ohio State-Michigan football game. . James 3-pointer with 5:01 left in the second period was his 1,000th as a member of the Cavaliers. . Cleveland has made at least 10 3-pointers in every game this season.76ers: Jerryd Bayless (left wrist) didnt play. Bayless missed the first 13 games of the season with a left wrist injury. . Embiid didnt play in Fridays 105-89 loss to the Bulls and wont play Monday night at Toronto, marking the sixth game he will miss this season as part of his rehab plan after sitting out the last two seasons with a foot injury.UP NEXTCavaliers: At Milwaukee on Tuesday night.76ers: At Toronto on Monday night. ' ' '

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