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The Cavs only won consecutive games once all season, and that was in March, under interim coach Keith Smart. The year before, when they went 29-53 under Lucas, they reeled off winning streaks of four, three and two games. “He didn’t get let go because we wanted to lose more games,” Paxson said. “Those are never easy decisions. I love Luke because when I sat down with him and told him we were letting him go, he said, ‘well, am I still going to get paid?’ And I go, ‘yeah.’ He goes, ‘thank you very much.’ But he was respectful about it and he understood. It was going to be a tough job for whoever had it that period he was there.”