Cavs play as protest takes place outside arena

CLEVELAND (AP) Several dozen peaceful protesters gathered outside Quicken Loans Arena during Sunday's Cavaliers-Grizzlies game trying to raise awareness about police shootings nationwide.

The protesters, carrying signs that said: ''Don't Let Cops Get Away With Murder'' and ''No Justice, No Peace'' stood at the bottom of steps leading into the building, where a crowd of more than 20,000 watched the NBA game.

There was a line of more than 30 uniformed Cleveland police officers protecting the entrance.

The protesters initially met in Public Square before walking to the arena.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.