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NBA's longest consecutive games played streak ends when Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson sits out

NBA's longest consecutive games played streak ends when Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson sits out

Tristan Thompson's “Iron Man” streak is over. The Cleveland Cavaliers' run of bad luck isn't ending.

Thompson sprained his right thumb Tuesday and missed a first-place showdown at Boston, ending his consecutive games played streak at 447 — a team record and the longest active stretch in the league. Thompson's streak dated to Feb. 10, 2012, his rookie season.

Cavaliers Coach Tyronn Lue started Channing Frye in Thompson's place as Cleveland and Boston battle for first place in the Eastern Conference and the No. 1 playoff seed.

A relentless rebounder, Thompson got hurt during the third quarter of Tuesday's win over...

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