Cleveland Cavaliers Storm Past Chicago Bulls 113-91

The Cleveland Cavaliers on the road demolished the Chicago Bulls 113-91. The Cavaliers improve to 17-7, and the Bulls fall to 3-19 on the season. The Cavaliers have now won 12 straight games. Kevin Love led all scorers with 24 points on 8 of 13 from the field, grabbed 13 rebounds, and made three triples in 23 minutes. LeBron James put in 23 points on 9 of 15 from the floor, to go along with seven rebounds, six assists, and two steals. Jae Crowder dropped in nine points on 3 of 8 from the field, stripped away two steals, and hit three from deep.

Dwyane Wade added 24 points on 9 of 13 from the field, and pulled down six rebounds in 26 minutes off the bench. Jeff Green pitched in 14 points on 6 of 10 from the floor, and plucked eight rebounds off the pine. Kyle Korver compiled seven points on merely 3 of 8 from the field off the bench. The Cavaliers shot 51.9 percent from the field, and shot 36.1 percent on 13 of 36 from three-point distance. The Cavaliers played a great game from start to finish. The Cavaliers bench out-scored the Bulls bench 49 to 29.

The Cavaliers dominated the Bulls, and the Cavaliers were blowing them out for most of the game. The Cavaliers played excellent defense and held the Bulls to 91 points on 41 percent shooting from the field. The Cavaliers keep their win streak going, and they have been one of the hottest teams in the league. The Cavaliers will play at home and face off the Sacramento Kings tomorrow night. Meanwhile, Tristan Thompson is still sidelined with a calf injury, and Derrick Rose did not play with an ankle injury.

“I’m not Nostradamus so I did not see the streak,” James said. “But in the Houston game, I’d seen the way we played in that game. And I’d seen that if we could build off that game, then we can kind of turn the things around. That was a great road trip for us.”

For the Bulls, Kris Dunn led the way with 15 points on 6 of 13 from the field, including six rebounds, and five assists. Justin Holiday finished with 14 points on just 4 of 11 from the floor, and snatched six rebounds. Rookie Lauri Markkanen logged 13 points on 5 of 13 from the field, gathered seven rebounds, and picked up two steals. Robin Lopez recorded 14 points on 5 of 7 from the field, snatched five rebounds, and blocked two shots. Denzel Valentine dumped in seven points on 3 of 7 from the floor.

Bobby Portis contributed 10 points on only 4 of 13 from the field, and nabbed nine rebounds off the bench. Cristiano Felicio notched six points on 3 of 4 from the field in 12 minutes off the pine. The Bulls shot just 41.5 percent from the field, and shot a horrid 26.5 percent on 9 of 34 from beyond the arc. The Bulls have now lost nine games in a row, and they currently have the worst record in the league. The Bulls really struggled, and they let the Cavaliers do whatever they wanted to do. Meanwhile, Nikola Mirotic has still not played for the Bulls this season with a face injury.

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Cleveland Cavaliers Put Away Memphis Grizzlies 116-111

The Cleveland Cavaliers at home pull off the win against the Memphis Grizzlies 116-111. Cavaliers improve to 16-7, and the Grizzlies fall to 7-15 on the season. The Cavaliers have now won 11 games in a row. LeBron James led all scorers with 34 points on 13 of 22 from the field, and dished out 12 assists. James made a couple big baskets in the fourth quarter, and he has played great in the clutch so far this season.

Kevin Love posted a double-double with 20 points on 7 of 12 from the field, grabbed 11 rebounds, and drained three triples. J.R. Smith scored 17 points on 6 of 8 from the floor, including five rebounds, three steals, and nailed four three-pointers. Dwyane Wade added 16 points on 6 of 9 from the field, dished out four assists, and blocked two shots off the bench. Kyle Korver managed nine points on 3 of 7 from the floor, blocked four shots, and buried three from beyond the arc off the pine. Jeff Green contributed nine points on 3 of 6 from the field, pulled down four rebounds, and stripped away three steals off the bench.

The Cavaliers shot an incredible 56 percent from the field, and shot 45.8 percent on 11 of 24 from three-point range. The Cavaliers out-scored the Grizzlies in the paint 54 to 38. The Cavaliers bench out-scored the Grizzlies bench 40 to 23. The Cavaliers were simply on fire and they could not miss.

The Cavaliers were leading by as many as 19 points in the second half, but the game was tied with under two minutes remaining in the game. The Cavaliers will play on the road tonight against the Chicago Bulls. Meanwhile, Tristan Thompson did not play with a calf injury, and Derrick Rose is still out with an ankle injury.

LeBron James said, “When it’s winning time in the fourth quarter, my teammates want me to step up and do what I do best.”

For the Grizzlies, Tyreke Evans led the way with 31 points on 10 of 20 from the field, collected seven rebounds, gave out 12 assists, and buried five three-pointers. Mark Gasol concluded with 27 points on 12 of 23 from the floor, to go along with six rebounds, four assists, three steals, and two blocks. JaMychal Green poured in 16 points on 7 of 13 from the field, and picked up seven rebounds. Rookie Dillon Brooks put up nine points on 3 of 4 from the field, and gathered five rebounds. Andrew Harrison totaled 12 points on 4 of 6 from the floor, and accumulated two steals in 18 minutes off the bench.

Jarell Martin tallied seven points on 3 of 6 from the field, and snagged four rebounds off the pine. The Grizzlies shot 51.2 percent from the field, and shot an exceptional 56.5 percent on 13 of 23 behind the three-point line. The Grizzlies competed well on the road, and they did not give up, but they were not able to pull off the win. The Grizzlies desperately need a win as they have now lost 11 straight games.

Cleveland Cavaliers Fend Off Atlanta Hawks 121-114

The Cleveland Cavaliers on the road top the Atlanta Hawks 121-114. The Cavaliers improve to 15-7, and the Hawks fall to 4-17 on the season. The Cavaliers have now won 10 games in a row. Kevin Love led the way for the Cavaliers with 25 points on 7 of 16 from the field, grabbed 16 rebounds, and drained four three-pointers. LeBron James recorded a double-double with 24 points on 8 of 11 from the floor, including six rebounds, 12 assists, two steals, two blocks, and sunk three triples.

Jae Crowder scored 15 points on 6 of 10 from the field, and dished out three assists. J.R. Smith dropped in eight points on 3 of 5 from the field. Dwyane Wade added 19 points on 6 of 11 from the floor, including four steals, two blocks, and hit three from downtown in 23 minutes off the bench. Jeff Green contributed 12 points on 4 of 9 from the field, and plucked three rebounds off the pine. Green did start the second half.

The Cavaliers were down 67-63 at half, but they had a good game-plan in the second half and decided to have LeBron James guard Dennis Schroder. The Cavaliers shot 51.9 percent from the field, and shot an outstanding 46.2 percent on 18 of 39 from three-point range. The Cavaliers played sloppy with 19 turnovers, but they were getting their teammates involved, and they shot the ball very well from the field.

The Cavaliers out-rebounded the Hawks 40 to 29. The Cavaliers keep the win steak going, and they have turned their season around. The Cavaliers will host the Memphis Grizzlies tonight. Meanwhile, Tristan Thompson did not play with a calf injury, and Derrick Rose is still out with an ankle injury.

Dwyane Wade said, “I don’t think anybody understands how tough that is, but that’s why LeBron’s one of the greatest players to play the game.”

For the Hawks, Dennis Schroder had a game high 27 points on 11 of 19 from the field, and dished out five assists. Rookie John Collins racked up 13 points on 6 of 7 from the floor, pulled down seven rebounds, and stripped away two steals. Taurean Prince amassed 12 points on just 4 of 12 from the floor, and picked up four rebounds. Kent Bazemore accrued seven points on merely 3 of 8 from the field, gathered four rebounds, gave out six assists, and accumulated two steals. Luke Babbit tossed in eight points on 2 of 4 from the field in 18 minutes.

Ersan Illyasova generated 22 points on 8 of 11 from the floor, picked up four steals, and made four three-pointers off the bench. Marco Bellinelli managed 18 points on 4 of 9 from the field, nabbed four rebounds, and handed out five assists off the pine. DeAndre’ Bembry notched seven points on 3 of 4 from the field off the bench.

The Hawks shot 51.9 percent, and shot 38.7 percent on 12 of 31 from three-point distance. The Hawks out-scored the Cavaliers in the paint 50 to 40. The Hawks did not get enough stops to win. The Hawks have now lost five of their last six games.

Cleveland Cavaliers Defeat Miami Heat 108-97

The Cleveland Cavaliers at home beat the Miami Heat 108-97. The Cavaliers improve to 14-7, and the Heat fall to 10-10 on the season. Kevin Love led all scorers with a season high 38 points on 10 of 16 from the field, grabbed nine rebounds, stripped away two steals, and made four three-pointers in 25 minutes. Love scored 32 of his points in the first half. LeBron James recorded a double-double with 21 points on 10 of 16 from the field, to go along with 12 rebounds, six assists, and five steals in 28 minutes.

James was ejected in the third quarter after arguing with a referee. That was James first ejection of his career. J.R. Smith put in 12 points on 5 of 13 from the floor, and snagged five rebounds. Dwyane Wade added 17 points on 8 of 16 from the field, including five rebounds, four assists, and two steals off the bench. Wade played against his former team for the first time as a Cavalier. Kyle Korver contributed 11 points on 4 of 8 from the field, and buried three triples off the pine.

Jeff Green managed six points on 2 of 4 from the floor, and gathered four rebounds off the bench. The Cavaliers shot 49.4 percent from the field, and shot 33.3 percent on 11 of 33 from three-point range. The Cavaliers are on fire and they have now won nine games in a row. They are playing much better on defense and they have been respecting their opponents. The Cavaliers were on top by as many as 33 points in the game.

The Cavaliers were still able to hang on and beat the Miami Heat despite LeBron being ejected in the third quarter. The Cavaliers play on the road tonight and face off the Atlanta Hawks. Tristan Thompson is still out for the Cavaliers with a calf injury and Derrick Rose was sidelined with an ankle injury.

Dwyane Wade said about LeBron’s ejection, “I just ain’t never seen him get ejected, but I’ve definitely seen him that mad before. He only got one ejection — 15 years, that’s pretty good.”

For the Heat, Dion Waiters had a team-high 21 points on 8 of 19 from the field, dished out seven assists, and drained three from deep. Josh Richardson totaled 15 points on 6 of 9 from the floor, and knocked down three triples. Rookie Bam Adebayo notched 19 points on a perfect 7 of 7 from the field, and picked up six rebounds in 18 minutes off the bench. Hassan Whiteside posted a double-double with 11 points on 5 of 10 from the floor, caught 14 rebounds, and picked up two steals. Goran Dragic pitched in seven points on merely 1 of 5 from the field, and gave out four assists.

James Johnson finished with 14 points on 6 of 11 from the field, and handed out three assists off the pine. The Heat shot 44 percent from the field, and shot 32.3 percent on 10 of 31 from behind the three-point line. The Heat did not execute well offensively and they played sloppy with 15 turnovers. The Heat were down 75-49 at halftime, and they never had a chance to come-back.

Cleveland Cavaliers Trounced Philadelphia 76ers 113-91

The Cleveland Cavaliers on the road storm past the Philadelphia 76ers 113-91. The Cavaliers improve to 13-7, and the 76ers fall to 11-8 on the season. The Cavaliers are now on an eight game win streak. LeBron James led the way for the Cavaliers with 30 points on 12 of 22 from the field, collected 13 rebounds, dished out six assists, and nailed three triples. J.R. Smith put in 11 points on 4 of 6 from the floor, and buried three from downtown.

Kevin Love concluded with 13 points on just 4 of 12 from the field, and pulled down three rebounds in 25 minutes. Dwyane Wade added 15 points on 5 of 12 from the field, to go along with four rebounds, five assists, and blocked two shots off the pine. Jeff Green chipped in a double-double with 14 points on 6 of 12 from the floor, and grabbed 10 rebounds off the bench. Channing Frye dropped in 12 points on 4 of 5 from the field, and gathered two steals in 19 minutes off the pine. Kyle Korver contributed nine points on 3 of 5 from the field, and knocked down three triples.

The Cavaliers shot 48.5 percent from the field, and shot 40.5 percent on 15 of 37 from beyond the arc. The Cavaliers bench out-scored the 76ers bench 57 to 30. The Cavaliers played a great game from start to finish and they played well at both ends of the floor. The Cavaliers played excellent defense and allowed the 76ers to score a total of only 91 points. The Cavaliers will play again tonight at home and play against the Miami Heat. Meanwhile, Tristan Thompson is still sidelined with a calf injury, and Isaiah Thomas has still not played this season with a hip injury.

“These guys are starting to turn the corner here,” James said. “They have some great wins this year. We had to come in with the mindset that this isn’t the Sixers of three years ago, four years ago. They’re starting to turn the corner and you have to be locked in from the onset.”

For the 76ers, Joel Embiid led the way with 30 points on 11 of 24 from the field, and snatched 11 rebounds. Ben Simmons generated 10 points on 5 of 11 from the floor, including eight rebounds, and three steals. J.J. Redick poured in 11 points on merely 4 of 16 from the field. Dario Saric registered eight points on 4 of 9 from the field, and plucked 10 rebounds. T.J. McConnell compiled 11 points on 5 of 8 from the floor, and accumulated six rebounds off the bench.

Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot logged 12 points on 4 of 8 from the field, and caught five rebounds in 11 minutes off the pine. The 76ers shot 37.5 percent from the field, and shot a horrible 10.7 percent on 3 of 28 from three-point range. The 76ers out-scored the Cavaliers in the paint 54 to 42. The 76ers were not getting stops on defense, but they just had a bad shooting night. The 76ers can’t expect to win games when they shoot 37 percent from the field, and have one of the worst shooting nights from the three-point line.

Cleveland Cavaliers Edge Charlotte Hornets 100-99

The Cleveland Cavaliers win a tight one against the Charlotte Hornets 100-99. The Cavaliers improve to 12-7 on the season, and the Hornets fall to 8-10 on the season. LeBron James led the way for the Cavaliers, and put up a triple-double with 27 points on 10 of 20 from the field, including 16 rebounds, 13 assists, and blocked three shots. J.R. Smith scored 16 points on 6 of 13 from the floor, and sunk three triples. Kevin Love posted a double-double with 11 points on 3 of 6 from the field, and grabbed 13 rebounds.

Jae Crowder managed 12 points on 5 of 11 from the field. Kyle Korver added 13 points on merely 4 of 11 from the floor, and made three from beyond the arc off the pine. Dwyane Wade contributed 10 points on 5 of 11 from the field, and blocked two shots off the bench. Jeff Green accrued six points on 3 of 7 from the field, and dished out four assists in 16 minutes off the bench. The Cavaliers shot 45.8 percent from the field, and shot 33.3 percent on 13 of 39 from three-point distance.

The Cavaliers played very good on defense and held the Hornets to 99 points on 38.3 percent shooting from the field. The Cavaliers have now turned it around and they have now won their last seven games. This did end up being a really close game, and the game was tied 99-99 with less than two minutes to go in the fourth quarter. The Cavaliers will head to Philadelphia to face off the Philadelphia 76ers. Meanwhile, Derrick Rose is still out with an ankle injury, and Tristan Thompson did not play with a calf injury.

For the Hornets, Dwight Howard had a team-high 20 points on 7 of 14 from the field, and plucked 13 rebounds off the bench. Marvin Williams pitched in 17 points on 5 of 9 from the floor, pulled down eight rebounds, and drained five three-pointers. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist racked up 17 points on 7 of 15 from the field, and gathered five rebounds. Kemba Walker dropped in 15 points on just 6 of 21 from the field, to go along with six rebounds, and eight assists. Jeremy Lamb notched 11 points on merely 4 of 15 from the field, collected seven rebounds, handed out seven assists, and accumulated two steals.

Michael Carter-Williams tallied 11 points on 4 of 10 from the floor, snatched seven rebounds, and gave out five assists off the pine. The Hornets shot only 38.3 percent from the field, and shot 37.9 percent on 11 of 29 from three-point territory. The Hornets also shot a poor 59.3 percent on 16 of 27 from the foul line. The Hornets out-rebounded the Cavaliers 55 to 45. All five of Hornets starters scored in double figures. The Hornets played as hard as they could, but they just did not execute well enough on offense to win this game.

“That’s the way Cleveland plays. They’re a battle-tested team with those guys,” Marvin Williams said. “That’s why they’ve been to the Finals three straight years and LeBron has been there seven straight years.”

Cleveland Cavaliers Take Down Brooklyn Nets 119-109

The Cleveland Cavaliers at home knocked off the Brooklyn Nets 119-109. The Cavaliers improve to 11-7, and the Nets fall to 6-11 on the season. LeBron James led all scorers with 33 points on 11 of 17 from the field including six rebounds, five assists, two steals, and drained four three-pointers. James took over the game and scored 23 of his points in the fourth quarter alone. Kevin Love recorded a double-double with 18 points on just 7 of 18 from the floor, grabbed 10 rebounds, and gave out three assists.

Jae Crowder scored 14 points on 4 of 5 from the field, accumulated two steals, and buried three triples. Dwyane Wade added 18 points on 8 of 13 from the field, plucked four rebounds, and dished out five assists off the bench. Kyle Korver totaled 12 points on 3 of 7 from the floor off the pine. Channing Frye amassed nine points on 4 of 7 from the field in 16 minutes off the bench. The Cavaliers shot a remarkable 51.8 percent from the field, and shot 41.2 percent on 14 of 34 from three-point range.

The Cavaliers executed pretty well on offense, and they did take care of the basketball. The Cavaliers played well down the stretch, and they out-scored the Nets 20 to 10 throughout the last five minutes of the 4th quarter. The Cavaliers have now won six straight games. The Cavaliers will play again tonight at home against the Charlotte Hornets. Meanwhile, Derrick Rose is still sidelined with an ankle injury, and Tristan Thompson was out with a calf injury.

LeBron James said, “Just trying to make plays, be assertive, help my team win, Blessed to be able to make a couple down the stretch.”

For the Nets, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson led the way with 20 points on 8 of 11 from the field, and pulled down six rebounds. Allen Crabbe concluded with 15 points on 6 of 12 from the floor, and collected four rebounds. Spencer Dinwiddie dropped in eight points on 3 of 7 from the field, and handed out 10 assists. DeMarre Carroll put up 10 points on merely 4 of 12 from the field, and gathered five rebounds. Tyler Zeller dumped in seven points on 2 of 4 from the field, and snatched seven rebounds.

Joe Harris contributed 18 points on 7 of 10 from the floor, to go along with five rebounds, four assists, two steals, and hit four three-pointers off the bench. Caris LeVert logged nine points on 4 of 9 from the field, picked up seven rebounds, and gave out five assists off the pine. Sean Kilpatrick managed eight points on 3 of 6 from the field in 12 minutes off the bench. Quincy Acy supplied eight points on just 2 of 7 from the floor off the pine. Rookie Jarrett Allen generated six points on a perfect 3 of 3 from the field, and caught four rebounds.

The Nets shot an exceptional 51.9 percent from the field, and shot 37.8 percent on 14 of 37 behind the three-point line. The Nets played sloppy with 19 turnovers. The Nets competed well on the road, but they were not able to pull off the win. The Nets have now lost four of their last five games. Meanwhile, D’Angelo Russell did not play after having left knee surgery.

 

 

Cleveland Cavaliers Destroyed The Detroit Pistons 116-88

The Cleveland Cavaliers on the road demolished the Detroit Pistons 116-88. The Cavaliers improve to 10-7, and the Pistons fall to 11-6 on the season. Kevin Love had a game high 19 points on 8 of 12 from the field, grabbed 11 rebounds, and dished out four assists in 26 minutes. LeBron James put in 18 points on 7 of 14 from the floor, and gave out eight assists. Jae Crowder finished with 18 points on 5 of 11 from the field, and plucked five rebounds in 26 minutes.

Jose Calderon dumped in 14 points on 4 of 5 from the floor, and pulled down four rebounds. Channing Frye added 10 points on 4 of 7 from the field off the bench. Jeff Green managed 11 points on 4 of 10 from the field off the pine. Dwyane Wade contributed eight points on 4 of 8 from the floor, including four rebounds, and five assists off the bench. Kyle Korver notched eight points on 3 of 4 from the field, and handed out three assists off the pine.

The Cavaliers shot 52.5 percent from the field, and shot 48.5 percent on 16 of 33 from three-point range. The Cavaliers were on fire in the first half, and they were dominating from start to finish. The Cavaliers played much better defense, and they allowed the Pistons to score a total of only 88 points. The Cavaliers are a much better team when they are getting stops on defense.

The Cavaliers have now won five games in a row. Meanwhile, Derrick Rose is still out with an ankle injury, and Tristan Thompson was sidelined with a calf injury. The Cavaliers will host the Brooklyn Nets tomorrow night.

“That was 48 minutes of game planning and execution right from the beginning,” James said. “They’ve been playing extremely good basketball. They were coming off a great win (Sunday) night in Minnesota, so we knew that they were going to come out here and try to give us their best shot, and had to be ready for that.”

For the Pistons, Tobias Harris led the way with 11 points on 4 of 10 from the field, and collected five rebounds. Reggie Jackson concluded with 10 points on 3 of 7 from the floor, and dished out six assists. Stanley Johnson pitched in 10 points on 4 of 7 from the field. Andre Drummond racked up eight points on 3 of 7 from the field, and gathered eight rebounds. Avery Bradley posted nine points on 4 of 9 from the floor, and gave out three assists.

Langston Galloway tallied eight points on just 3 of 8 from the field off the bench. Eric Moreland registered six points on 3 of 4 from the field, nabbed seven rebounds, and blocked two shots off the pine. Reggie Bullock totaled six points on a perfect 3 of 3 from the floor, and picked up two steals in seven minutes off the bench. Anthony Tolliver logged six points on 2 of 3 from the field off the pine. The Pistons shot 44.2 percent from the field, and shot 43.3 percent on 13 of 30 from three-point territory.

The Pistons got embarrassed on their home floor, and they were losing by as many as 39 points in the game. The Pistons were down 73-46 at halftime, and they had no answers for the Cavaliers. The Pistons have an 11-6 record to start the season, but they did not show up in this game.

Cleveland Cavaliers Slip By Los Angeles Clippers In Overtime 118-113

The Cleveland Cavaliers charge past the Los Angles Clippers in overtime 118-113. The Cavaliers improve to 9-7, and the Clippers fall to 5-9 on the season. LeBron James led all scorers with 39 points on 17 of 26 from the field, to go along with 14 rebounds, six assists, and hit four three-pointers. Kevin Love dropped in 25 points on 9 of 18 from the floor, grabbed eight rebounds, and picked up two steals. Love made two big three-pointers in the overtime period.

Jae Crowder score nine points on just 3 of 9 from the field, and pulled down five rebounds. Dwyane Wade added 23 points on 6 of 16 from the field, gathered 11 rebounds, dished out five assists, and blocked two shots off the bench. Kyle Korver poured in nine points on 2 of 5 from the floor off the pine. Korver once converted on a four point play. Jeff Green contributed eight points on 3 of 5 from the field in 16 minutes off the bench.

The Cavaliers shot 46.7 percent from the field, and shot 33.3 percent on 11 of 33 from three-point distance. The Cavaliers were down by as many as 10 points in the fourth quarter, but they came back and sent the game into overtime. The Cavaliers were trailing by three points with 48 seconds remaining in the game, and James made a wide open
three-point shot to tie the game 105-105.

The Cavaliers have now won four games in a row after their record was 5-7 to start the season. They will face off the Detroit Pistons on the road tomorrow night. Derrick Rose has still been sidelined with an ankle injury, and Tristan Thompson is still out with a calf injury.

For the Clippers, Blake Griffin led the way with 23 points on merely 8 of 25 from the field,  including 12 rebounds, five assists, and two steals. DeAndre Jordan posted a double-double with 20 points on 10 of 12 from the field, plucked 22 rebounds, and blocked three shots. Wesley Johnson generated 15 points on 6 of 10 from the floor, picked up seven rebounds, gave out four assists, blocked four shots, and accumulated three steals. Austin Rivers compiled 16 points on only 6 of 18 from the field, and handed out six assists. Rookie Sindarius Thornwell pitched in 13 points on 5 of 9 from the field, and shot a perfect 3 of 3 from outside the arc.

The Clippers shot 44.7 percent from the field, and shot a horrible 28.6 percent on 10 of 25 behind the three-point line. All Clippers starters scored in double figures and they out-scored the Cavaliers in the paint 64 to 46. The Clippers have really struggled of late, but their team has not been healthy. They had a good chance to win this game, but did not execute well enough offensively in overtime. Meanwhile, Danilo Gallinari did not play for the Clippers with a glute injury, and Patrick Beverley was out with a knee injury.

“They made some big 3s,”
Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “You have to give them credit. That’s why they’ve been in a lot of Finals.”

Cleveland Cavaliers Top Charlotte Hornets 115-107

The Cleveland Cavaliers on the road down the Charlotte Hornets 115-107. Cavaliers improve to 8-7, and the Hornets fall to 5-8 on the season. LeBron James had a game high 31 points on 12 of 24 from the field, including six rebounds, eight assists, two steals, and drained four three-pointers. Kevin Love recorded a double-double with 22 points on 9 of 16 from the floor, and grabbed 10 rebounds. J.R. Smith totaled 10 points on 4 of 9 from the field, pulled down five rebounds, and stripped away two steals.

Iman Shumpert logged seven points on merely 2 of 8 from the field, plucked four rebounds, dished out four assists, and had two steals. Jeff Green added 13 points on 5 of 8 from the floor, and gathered seven rebounds off the bench. Channing Frye contributed nine points on 4 of 8 from the field, caught eight rebounds in 20 minutes off the pine. Kyle Korver poured in 11 points on just 3 of 10 from the field off the bench. Dwyane Wade put up seven points on 2 of 8 from the floor, to go along with seven rebounds, five assists, and two steals.

The Cavaliers shot 43.3 percent from the field, and shot 34.2 percent on 13 of 38 from three-point range. The Cavaliers did not shoot well from the field, but they out-rebounded the Hornets, and the Cavs shot 90 percent on 18 of 20 from the foul line. The Cavaliers were trailing by six points at halftime, but they out-scored the Hornets 54 to 40 in the second half. The Cavaliers are now back on track and they have now won their last three games which were all on the road. The Cavaliers will host the Los Angeles Clippers tonight. Derrick Rose did not play this game with an ankle injury, and Tristan Thompson is still out with a calf injury.

“Our defense was phenomenal,” James said, “We had a great game plan and we were just in tune. We executed it.”

For the Hornets, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist led the way with 22 points on 10 of 14 from the field, nabbed six rebounds, stripped away two steals, and blocked two shots. Kemba Walker generated 20 points on 7 of 17 from the floor, collected five rebounds, gave out seven assists, and buried three triples. Nicolas Batum who played his first game of the season finished with 16 points, five rebounds, six assists, and two steals. Marvin Williams tallied nine points on 3 of 7 from the field, and snagged four rebounds. Dwight Howard supplied eight rebounds on 3 of 5 from the field, and accumulated five rebounds in 23 minutes.

Jeremy Lamb tossed in 13 points on 4 of 9 from the floor, and snatched five rebounds in 22 minutes off the bench. Cody Zeller notched seven points on 2 of 5 from the field off the pine. Frank Kaminsky registered seven points on 3 of 7 from the field, picked up six rebounds, blocked three shots, and stripped away two steals.

The Hornets shot 47.7 percent from the field, and shot an awful 23 percent on 6 of 26 from beyond the arc. The Hornets shot only 67.9 percent on 19 of 28 from the charity stripe. The Hornets did not play well enough in the second half to win the game, and they have now lost five games in a row.