Cleveland Cavaliers Win A Close Game, 104-103 Against Orlando Magic

The Cleveland Cavaliers at home pulled off the win against the Orlando Magic 104-103. The Cavaliers improve to 27-17, and the Magic fall to 13-32 on the season. The Cavaliers snap their four game losing streak. Isaiah Thomas led all scorers with 21 points on 6 of 15 from the field, including four assists, two steals, and drained three triples. Thomas made a couple big free-throws under 11 seconds remaining in the game to give the Cavs a 104-103 lead. LeBron James put in 16 points on 7 of 16 from the field, grabbed five rebounds, and dished out six assists.

Kevin Love posted a double-double with 12 points on just 3 of 10 from the field, and plucked 11 rebounds. Jae Crowder finished with 10 points on 4 of 5 from the floor, and picked up five rebounds in 23 minutes. Dwyane Wade added 11 points on 5 of 11 from the field in 18 minutes off the bench. Jeff Green contributed 10 points on 4 of 8 from the floor, pulled down eight rebounds, and accumulated two steals off the pine. Derrick Rose returned to the lineup for the first time after he missed the last couple months with an ankle injured, and scored nine points on 3 of 6 from the field in 13 minutes off the bench.

The Cavaliers shot 44.7 percent from the field, and shot a horrid 29.4 percent on 10 of 34 from three-point range. The Cavaliers played sloppy with 19 turnovers. The Cavaliers were up 67-47 at half-time, but the Magic out-scored them by 16 points in the third quarter. The Magic in fact had a one point lead with under one minute remaining in the game. This was a must win for the Cavaliers at home as they have struggled of late, and were on a four game losing streak. The Cavaliers will host the Oklahoma City Thunder today.

LeBron James said, “Obviously we know we’ve been struggling as of late, we’re just trying to figure out how we can put two halves together. Obviously we had a great first half on Monday (against Golden State), great first half today and the same result. So we’ve got to keep pushing, keep watching film and seeing ways we can be better.”

For the Magic, Aaron Gordan recorded a double-double with 17 points on 7 of 20 from the field, to go along with 11 rebounds, and three steals. Evan Fournier managed 17 points on 6 of 15 from the floor, and snatched five rebounds. Elfrid Payton pitched in 19 points on 9 of 17 from the field, gave out eight assists, collected four rebounds, and stripped away two steals. Jonathon Simmons totaled 16 points on 5 of 10 from the floor, handed out four assists, and picked up two steals. Shelvin Mack dropped in 10 points on a perfect 5 of 5 from the field off the bench.

Mario Hezonja generated 12 points on 5 of 11 from the floor, and stripped away two steals off the pine. The Magic shot 46.6 percent from the field, and shot merely 22.7 percent on 5 of 22 from three-point distance. The Magic competed well on the road, but they just did not play well enough for 48 minutes to win the game. Meanwhile, Nikola Vucevic did not play with a left hand injury.

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Orlando Magic Fall To The Cleveland Cavaliers 131-127

The Cleveland Cavaliers win in a close finish against the Orlando Magic 131-127. The Cavaliers improve to 26-13, and the Magic fall to 12-28 on the season. LeBron James led all scorers with 33 points on 12 of 23 from the field, including 10 rebounds, nine assists, six steals, and drained four three-pointers. Kevin Love scored 27 points on 8 of 17 from the floor, grabbed five rebounds, and made six three-pointers. Isaiah Thomas finished with 19 points on 7 of 13 from the field, and dished out four assists in 21 minutes. Thomas has played very well after he recently just got back into action after he was out with a hip injury.

J.R. Smith put in 10 points on 2 of 4 from the floor. Dwyane Wade added 16 points on 7 of 9 from the field, and pulled down nine rebounds off the pine. Tristan Thompson racked up nine points on 4 of 6 from the field, and collected seven rebounds off the bench. Cedi Osman posted six points on 3 of 6 from the floor in 13 minutes off the bench. The Cavaliers shot 50 percent from the field, and shot 44.1 percent on 15 of 34 from three-point range.

The Cavaliers moved the ball well and executed well offensively. The Cavaliers were not getting stops on defense and that was why they let the Magic make a comeback in the second half. In fact, The Cavaliers were up by as many as 23 points in the second half. Meanwhile, Derrick Rose is still sidelined with an ankle injury. The Cavaliers will face off the Minnesota Timberwolves on the road tomorrow night.

Isaiah Thomas said, “My body felt a lot better, I had more of a rhythm early, but that rust was still there. I was missing layups and free throws and things like that. After we got going and my body got caught up, I felt better.”

For the Magic, Aaron Gordan led the way with 30 points on 13 of 26 from the field, to go along with eight rebounds, and two steals. Elfrid Payton pitched in 20 points on 8 of 13 from the floor, picked up seven rebounds, and gave out five assists. Evan Fournier logged 18 points on 5 of 14 from the field, and handed out five assists. Mario Hezonja recorded a double-double with 16 points on 7 of 14 from the field, and snagged 10 rebounds. Bismack Biyombo accrued eight points on just 2 of 6 from the floor, and gathered 11 rebounds.

D.J. Augustin contributed nine points on 3 of 7 from the field, and dished out seven assists off the pine. Marreese Speights managed eight points on 3 of 6 from the field off the bench. Rookie Wesley Iwundu tossed in 12 points on 6 of 7 from the floor, snatched five rebounds, and accumulated two steals off the pine. The Magic shot 50 percent from the field, and shot 37.8 percent on 14 of 37 behind the three-point line.

The Magic competed well and did not give up, but they did not get enough stops on defense to win. The Magic have now lost 13 of their last 14 games. Meanwhile, Jonathon Simmons did not play with a back injury, and Nikola Vucevic was out with a left hand injury.

Cleveland Cavaliers Throttle Portland Trail Blazers 127-110

The Cleveland Cavaliers at home blew by the Portland Trail Blazers 127-110. The Cavaliers improve to 25-12, and the Blazers fall to 19-18 on the season. LeBron James led the way for the Cavs with 24 points on 10 of 17 from the field, including six rebounds, eight assists, and four steals. Kevin Love scored 19 points on 5 of 7 from the field, grabbed seven rebounds, and buried four three-pointers in 26 minutes. Jae Crowder dropped in 17 points on 6 of 12 from the floor, made four three-pointers, and stripped away two steals.

Dwyane Wade added 15 points on 6 of 11 from the field, and pulled down eight rebounds off the bench. Isaiah Thomas made his Cavaliers day view and finished with 17 points on 6 of 12 from the field, and hit three triples in 19 minutes off the bench. Kyle Korver contributed nine points on 3 of 7 from the floor off the pine. Jeff Green put up 10 points on 0 of 5 from the field, picked up four rebounds, dished out five assists, and stripped away two steals off the bench. Tristan Thompson racked up six points on 3 of 6 from the floor, and collected eight rebounds off the pine.

The Cavaliers shot 51.8 percent from the field, and shot a solid 40.6 percent on 13 of 32 from three-point range. The Cavaliers moved the ball well, and executed well offensively.   The Cavaliers snap their three game losing streak. The Cavaliers bench out-scored the Blazers bench 61 to 23. The Cavaliers ran away with it in the second half. Meanwhile, Derrick Rose is still out for the Cavs with an ankle injury. The Cavaliers will play again tonight on the road against the Boston Celtics.

Isaiah Thomas said, “It’s been a long journey for me, I couldn’t really see the light at the end of the tunnel. For that day to come the first couple days of 2018, it’s going to be a special year.”

For the Blazers, Damian Lillard had a game-high 25 points on 8 of 15 from the field, gave out six assists, and nailed six three-pointers. Jusuf Nukic managed 23 points on 10 of 12 from the field, snagged seven rebounds, and handed out four assists. C.J. McCollum totaled 19 points on 8 of 17 from the floor, to go along with five rebounds, and four assists. Evan Turner registered 15 points on 7 of 14 from the field, and plucked eight rebounds. Turner fouled out of the game in 33 minutes played.

Noah Vonleh tallied six points on 2 of 4 from the field in six minutes off the bench. The Blazers shot 46.7 percent from the field, and shot an excellent 40.6 percent on 13 of 32 from beyond the arc. The Blazers played sloppy with 15 turnovers. The Blazers could not get stops, and they gave up a total of 127 points, and your team is usually not going to win giving up that many points. The Blazers let the Cavaliers do whatever they wanted to do on offense.

Cleveland Cavaliers Secure The Win Against The Chicago Bulls 115-112

The Cleveland Cavaliers pull off the win at home against the Chicago Bulls 115-112. The Cavaliers improve to 24-9, and the Bulls fall to 10-21 on the season . LeBron James led all scorers with 34 points on 12 of 23 from the field, including six rebounds, nine assists, and three steals. Kevin Love put in 27 points on 9 of 15 from the floor, and grabbed seven rebounds in 29 minutes. Jose Calderon logged eight points on 3 of 5 from the field, and dished out five assists.

Kyle Korver added 15 points on 5 of 7 from the field, and made four three-pointers off the bench. Dwyane Wade contributed 10 points on 5 of 12 from the floor, to go along with four assists, three steals, and blocked two shots off the bench. Jeff Green totaled 10 points on 3 of 6 from the field, and plucked four rebounds off the pine. The Cavaliers shot 51.2 percent from the field, and shot 41.4 percent on 12 of 29 from three-point range. James made a couple clutch free throws with 11 seconds remaining in the game to give the Cavs a 115-112 lead.

The Cavaliers get back on track, after losing their last game on the road against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Cavaliers moved the ball well, and executed well offensively, but they were not getting stops and that’s why the Bulls were still in the game. Meanwhile, J.R. Smith did not play with a knee injury, and Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue missed this game with an illness. The Cavaliers will play against the Golden State Warriors in Oracle Arena on Christmas day.

For the Bulls, rookie Lauri Markkanen led the way with 25 points on 11 of 17 from the field in 30 minutes. Denzel Valentine finished with 18 points on 7 of 10 from the floor, pulled down five rebounds, gave out four assists, and buried four three-pointers. Kris Dunn recorded a double-double with 10 points on 5 of 11 from the field, and handed out 14 assists. Robin Lopez scored 14 points on 7 of 11 from the field. Justin Holiday racked up eight points on 3 of 7 from the floor, gathered seven rebounds, and dished out five assists.

Nikola Mirotic compiled 15 points on 5 of 9 from the field, picked up five rebounds, and sunk three triples off the bench. Jerian Grant pitched in nine points on 3 of 4 from the field in 13 minutes off the pine. The Bulls shot an incredible 55.3 percent from the field, and shot 38.7 percent on 12 of 31 behind the three-point line. The Bulls competed well on the road, and they never gave up. The Bulls were on a seven game win streak going into this game. Zach LaVine is still out for the Bulls with a knee injury.

Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg said, “The last time we played in their gym, Cleveland absolutely drilled us, this shows the growth we’ve had as a team. We gave ourselves a chance to win and our effort was tremendous, especially after sitting on a plane when we got here for 40 minutes with no stairs (due to mix up at airport gate).”

Cleveland Cavaliers Down Washington Wizards 106-99

The Washington Wizards at home fall to the Cleveland Cavaliers 106-99. The Cavaliers improve to 23-8, and the Wizards fall to 16-14 on the season. The Cavaliers have now won 18 of their last 19 games. LeBron James recorded his third straight triple-double with 20 points on 8 of 23 from the field, grabbed 12 rebounds, and dished out 15 assists. Kevin Love concluded with 25 points on 9 of 20 from the field, pulled down nine rebounds, and made five three-pointers. Love made a couple big three-pointers in the second half.

J.R. Smith put up seven points on merely 3 of 9 from the field, grabbed nine rebounds, and stripped away two steals. Jose Calderon dumped in seven points on 3 of 4 from the floor, and picked up four rebounds. Jae Crowder tallied seven points on 3 of 5 from the field. Jeff Green added 15 points on 5 of 12 from the field, including five rebounds, and blocked two shots off the bench. Kyle Korver managed 11 points on 4 of 6 from the floor in 24 minutes off the pine.

The Cavaliers shot 47 percent from the field, and shot an exceptional 41.2 percent on 14 of 34 from three-point distance. The Cavaliers stepped it up on the defensive end. The gave up 60 points in the first half, but allowed the Wizards to score only 39 points in the second half. The Cavaliers have played much better on defense and that is one big reason why they are winning now. Meanwhile, Dwyane Wade did not play for rest purposes, and Derrick Rose is still sidelined with an ankle injury. The Cavaliers will face off the Milwaukee Bucks in Bradley Center tonight.

Kevin Love said about LeBron James, “He just affects the game in so many ways and makes a lot of plays for other guys, too, he’s just setting us up and getting us into our spots. That’s what he does. He’s our leader.”

For the Wizards, Bradley Beal led the way with 27 points on just 10 of 27 from the field, gathered five rebounds, gave out five assists, and knocked down four three-pointers. John Wall posted a double-double with 15 points on just 6 of 16 from the floor, to go along with 10 rebounds, six assists, and blocked two shots. Kelly Oubre Jr. poured in 11 points on 4 of 8 from the field, and caught eight rebounds. Marcus Morris amassed 10 points on 4 of 10 from the field, and plucked seven rebounds. Marcin Gortat generated seven points on 3 of 5 from the floor, and snatched nine rebounds.

Mike Scott contributed 19 points on 8 of 14 from the field, nabbed four rebounds, dished out four assists, picked up two steals, and buried three triples. The Wizards shot 42.9 percent from the field, and shot 36.4 percent on 12 of 33 behind the three-point line. The Wizards started to struggle to score, and they did not execute well offensively. The Wizards also shot a horrid 56.3 percent on 9 of 16 from the foul line. Meanwhile, Otto Porter Jr. missed this game with a bruised right thigh injury.

Cleveland Cavaliers Outlast Utah Jazz 109-100

The Cleveland Cavaliers at home hold off the Utah Jazz 109-100. The Cavaliers improve to 22-8, and the Jazz fall to 14-16 on the season. The Cavaliers have now won 17 of their last 18 games. LeBron James posted a triple-double with 29 points, pulled down 11 rebounds, and dished out 10 assists. Kevin Love put in 15 points on 7 of 14 from the floor, grabbed five rebounds, and dished out four assists.

Jae Crowder dropped in nine points on 4 of 5 from the field, and stripped away two steals in 20 minutes. Kyle Korver added 12 points on 5 of 9 from the field off the bench. Jeff Green contributed 11 points on 3 of 4 from the floor, gave out four assists, and made three triples in 17 minutes off the pine. Cedi Osman managed 10 points on 4 of 5 from the field, and grabbed four rebounds off the bench. Dwyane Wade pitched in seven points on merely 3 of 11 from the field, to go along with six rebounds, and five assists off the pine.

The Cavaliers shot 53.2 percent from the field, and shot a remarkable 45.5 percent on 10 of 22 from three-point range. The Cavaliers out-scored the Jazz in the paint 46 to 36. This was a close game, and the Jazz kept on fighting. The Cavaliers are playing much more consistent, and have been ready to show up to play. Meanwhile, Derrick Rose is still out with an ankle injury. The Cavaliers will play again tonight on the road and play against the Washington Wizards.

LeBron James said, “I feel good, I mean, this is my 15th year, but this is one of the best years I’ve had as far as how I feel and I want to continue that. I want to kind of try to break the mold just for the next generation, just take the narrative out of, `You’re past your prime when you hit 31,’ or `You’re past your prime in your 12th year in the league,’ or whatever the case may be.”

For the Jazz, rookie Donovan Mitchell led the way with 26 points on 11 of 16 from the field, and knocked down three from deep. Joe Ingles racked up nine points on 3 of 7 from the field, collected six rebounds, and handed out nine assists. Ekpe Udoh accrued nine points on 4 of 6 from the floor, gathered six rebounds, picked up three steals, and blocked six shots. Joe Johnson finished with eight points on only 4 of 12 from the field. Thabo Sefolosha tossed in 12 points on 4 of 6 from the field, and plucked five rebounds in 19 minutes off the bench.

Rodney Hood registered 11 points on just 3 of 9 from the floor, and hit three triples off the pine. Royce O’Neale scored 12 points on 4 of 5 from the field, drained four three-pointers, and snatched four rebounds off the bench. The Jazz shot 45.7 percent from the field, and shot a solid 50 percent on 17 of 34 behind the three-point line. The Jazz played a good game and competed well on the road despite playing on back to back, and injuries. Meanwhile, Rudy Gobert did not play with a left knee injury, and Derrick Favors was sidelined with a left eye laceration.

Cleveland Cavaliers Knocked Off Los Angeles Lakers 121-112

The Cleveland Cavaliers at home beat down the Los Angeles Lakers 121-112. The Cavaliers improve to 21-8, and the Lakers fall to 10-17 on the season. The Cavaliers have now won 16 of their last 17 games. Kevin Love had a game-high 28 points on 9 of 15 from the field, grabbed 11 rebounds, picked up two steals, and nailed four three-pointers. LeBron James posted a triple-double with 25 points on 8 of 18 from the floor, to go along with 12 rebounds, 12 assists, two steals, and blocked two shots.

Jose Calderon put in 17 points on 6 of 9 from the field, dished out six assists, stripped away two steals, and buried five three-pointers in 23 minutes. J.R. Smith managed eight points on 3 of 4 from the field. Jae Crowder concluded with 11 points on 5 of 11 from the floor. Kyle Korver added 10 points on 4 of 6 from the field off the bench. Dwyane Wade contributed 10 points on merely 3 of 9 from the floor, and gave out six assists.

Jeff Green racked up eight points on just 3 of 9 from the field, and pulled down seven rebounds. The Cavaliers shot a solid 50 percent from the field, and shot 41.7 percent on 15 of 36 from three-point distance. The Cavaliers moved the ball well, and executed well offensively. The Cavaliers led throughout the entire second half.

The Cavaliers have still played very good basketball of late. Meanwhile, Tristan Thompson did not play with a calf injury, and Isaiah Thomas is still out with a hip injury. The Cavaliers will host the Utah Jazz tonight.

Lonzo Ball said about LeBron James, “Watching him doesn’t do him justice, he has that size, that speed. I’d say he’s the best player in the world right now.”

For the Lakers, Brandon Ingram led the way with 26 points on 10 of 15 from the field, gathered six rebounds, handed out six assists, and drained three from downtown. Rookie Lonzo Ball put up 13 points on 5 of 11 from the floor, including eight rebounds, 11 assists, and two steals. Josh Hart played in his first career start, and recorded a double-double with 11 points on just 4 of 11 from the field, and collected 10 rebounds. Brook Lopez scored eight points on 4 of 10 from the field. Larry Nance Jr. tallied six points on 3 of 7 from the floor, caught 12 rebounds, and accumulated two steals.

Rookie Kyle Kuzma had a big spark off the bench with 20 points on 8 of 16 from the field, and snagged seven rebounds off the bench. Julius Randle pitched in 13 points on 6 of 9 from the floor, and nabbed four rebounds off the bench. Jordan Clarkson finished with 11 points on 5 of 13 from the field, and dished out four assists off the pine. The Lakers shot 49.5 percent from the field, and shot 29 percent on 9 of 31 from beyond the arc. The Lakers out-rebounded with Cavaliers 49 to 39.

The Lakers outscored the Cavaliers in the paint 62 to 46. The Lakers did play sloppy with 18 turnovers. The Lakers did not get enough stops to win the game. The Lakers did compete well on the road, and did not give up.

Cleveland Cavaliers Topple Atlanta Hawks 123-114

The Cleveland Cavaliers at home beat the Atlanta Hawks 123-114. The Cavaliers improve to 20-8, and the Hawks fall to 6-21 on the season. LeBron James led the way with 25 points on 11 of 13 from the field, including seven rebounds, a season high 17 assists, and stripped away two steals. Kevin Love posted a double-double with 17 points on 6 of 13 from the field, grabbed 12 rebounds, and made four three-pointers. Jose Calderon put in 14 points on 5 of 7 from the floor, dished out four assists, and drained four three-pointers.

Jae Crowder poured in 13 points on 5 of 10 from the field. J.R. Smith scored three points on merely 1 of 5 from the field, but pulled down five rebounds, and gave out eight assists. Jeff Green added 17 points on 7 of 12 from the floor off the bench. Kyle Korver managed 19 points on 6 of 11 from the field, and sunk six three-pointers in 23 minutes off the pine. Cedi Osman generated seven points on just 3 of 8 from the floor, and plucked four rebounds off the bench.

Tristan Thompson returned to the lineup for the first time since he was injured with a calf injury and scored 0 points and only played six minutes. The Cavaliers shot 55.8 percent from the field, and shot a tremendous 52.6 percent on 20 of 38 from three-point range. The Cavaliers were simply on fire, and they could not miss. They did not play good defense, but they executed very well on offense. The Cavaliers have now won 15 of their last 16 games. Meanwhile, Dwyane Wade did not play with a knee injury. The Cavaliers will play at home tonight and meet the Los Angeles Lakers.

“For me to get assists means somebody’s making shots,” James said. “That’s always been an enjoyment of mine to be able to see my teammates reap the benefits of the pass that I try to put on time and on target.”

For the Hawks, Taurean Prince led the way with 24 points on 8 of 10 from the field, pulled down seven rebounds, and handed out six assists. Kent Bazemore finished with 20 points on 7 of 13 from the floor, to go along with eight rebounds, five assists, two steals, two blocks, and burier four three-pointers. Dennis Schroder logged 14 points on 6 of 15 from the field, and dished out five assists. Rookie Tyler Cavanaugh put up nine points on 4 of 9 from the field, snatched nine rebounds. Ersan Ilyasova dumped in seven points on just 3 of 11 from the floor.

Marco Bellinelli notched eight points on only 3 of 10 from the field off the bench. DeAndre’ Bembry contributed 10 points on 4 of 8 from the field off the pine. Luke Babbit compiled seven points on 3 of 7 from the floor, and blocked one shot off the bench. The Hawks shot 46.7 percent from the field, and shot 44.4 percent on 16 of 36 behind the three-point line. The Hawks have now lost four of their last five games, and they currently have the worst record in the league. The Hawks had no answers for the Cavaliers, and they could not get stops on defense.

Cleveland Cavaliers Charge Past Philadelphia 76ers 105-98

The Cleveland Cavaliers at home win a close game against the Philadelphia 76ers 105-98. The Cavaliers improve to 19-8, and the 76ers fall to 13-12 on the season. LeBron James recorded a triple-double with 30 points on 9 of 23 from the field, including 13 rebounds, 13 assists, and three steals. Jae Crowder dropped in 12 points on 4 of 9 from the field, grabbed five rebounds, and stripped away two steals. Crowder made a couple big three-pointers in the fourth quarter.

Jose Calderon totaled eight points on 3 of 5 from the floor. J.R. Smith scored seven points on 2 of 5 from the field, and gave out three assists. Jeff Green added 13 points on 5 of 8 from the field, picked up six rebounds, and gathered two steals off the bench. Dwyane Wade finished with 13 points on 6 of 10 from the floor, and dished out four assists off the pine. Kyle Korver contributed 13 points on 4 of 8 from the field, and made four three-pointers off the bench.

The Cavaliers shot 48 percent from the field, and shot a solid 48.3 percent on 14 of 29 from three-point distance. The Cavaliers turned the ball over 17 times, but they shot the ball pretty well. The Cavaliers bench out-scored the 76ers bench 48 to 27. The Cavaliers have now won 14 of their last 15 games.

This game did come down to the final two minutes, and the Cavaliers did get stops when they needed to. Meanwhile, Kevin Love did not play with hip soreness, and Tristan Thompson is still out with a calf injury. The Cavaliers will host the Atlanta Hawks tomorrow night.

“This is a big win for us,” James said. “After everything that we went through last night, your whole day is kind of just screwed up. For us to come out here and be professionals — nobody’s going to feel sorry for you — everyone just gave what they had and we were very resilient, have a lot of resolve.”

For the 76ers, JJ Redick put in 19 points on 6 of 13 from the field, buried four three-pointers, and accumulated two steals. Robert Covington notched 19 points on 7 of 10 from the floor, including six rebounds, and four steals. Ben Simmons posted a double-double with 14 points on 7 of 13 from the field, handed out 10 assists, and pulled down six rebounds. Dario Saric supplied 17 points on 8 of 17 from the field, collected nine rebounds, and dished out six assists. Richaun Holmes tossed in 13 points on 5 of 11 from the floor off the bench.

Trevor Booker in his 76ers day view, racked up 12 points on 4 of 6 from the field, and snagged eight rebounds off the pine. The 76ers shot 47.4 percent from the field, and shot 33.3 percent on 11 of 33 behind the three-point line. The 76ers played sloppy with 19 turnovers. The 76ers competed well on the road, but it wasn’t enough for them to win the game. Meanwhile, Joel Embiid did not play as the 76ers decided to rest him.

Cleveland Cavaliers Hold On Against Sacramento Kings 101-95

The Cleveland Cavaliers at home charge past the Sacramento Kings 101-95. Cavaliers improve to 18-7, and the Kings fall to 7-17 on the season. The Cavaliers improve their win streak to 13 games. LeBron James led the way with 32 points on 12 of 18 from the field, to go along with 11 rebounds, nine assists, three steals, two blocks, and made five three-pointers. James made a clutch three-pointer with 16 seconds remaining in the game to give the Cavaliers a 100-95 lead.

Kevin Love posted a double-double with 18 points on 7 of 16 from the field, and grabbed 13 rebounds. Jeff Green added 17 points on 6 of 8 from the floor in 24 minutes off the bench. Kyle Korver poured in 15 points on 5 of 9 from the field, and knocked down four three-pointers off the pine. J.R. Smith scored six points on merely 2 of 7 from the field, pulled down five rebounds, and dished out four assists. The Cavaliers shot 47.4 percent from the field, and shot 35.9 percent on 14 of 39 from three-point range.

The Cavaliers played sloppy with 15 turnovers. The Cavaliers were able to get enough stops, and they allowed the Kings to score a total of only 38 points in the second half. The Cavaliers were down 78-73 heading into the fourth quarter, but they out-scored the Kings 28 to 17 in the fourth quarter. The Cavaliers continue their win streak, and James has made big shots for them this season. The Cavaliers will head to Indiana to play against the Indiana Pacers tonight. Meanwhile, Derrick Rose is still out with an ankle injury, and Isaiah Thomas has not played this season with a hip injury.

LeBron James said, “It felt good, I was able to get the laces where I wanted them and I got enough space, I created enough space with the step-back away from JaKarr and I was able to let it go. It felt good the whole time.”

For the Kings, Zach Randolph recored a double-double with 18 points on 8 of 20 from the field, including 10 rebounds, six assists, and three steals. George Hill pitched in 10 points on 4 of 10 from the field, gathered five rebounds, and blocked two shots. JaKarr Sampson racked up six points on 3 of 6 from the floor, and plucked 16 rebounds. Buddy Hield contributed 17 points on 7 of 13 from the field, caught four rebounds, and picked up three steals off the bench. Rookie Frank Mason III concluded with 15 points on 4 of 6 from the field, and stripped away three steals in 19 minutes off the pine.

Kosta Koufos registered eight points on 4 of 7 from the floor, and snatched five rebounds off the bench. The Kings shot 45.3 percent from the field, and shot just 31.3 percent on 10 of 32 from beyond the arc. The Kings shot a horrid 53.8 percent on 7 of 13 from the free-throw line. The Kings out-scored the Cavaliers in the paint 48 to 36. The Kings competed well on the road, but they did not execute well enough on offense to win. Meanwhile, Willie Cauley-Stein did not play with a back injury.