The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Charlotte Hornets at home 97-88. LeBron James led the way with 27 points on 11 of 19 from the field and had 7 rebounds and 13 assists. LeBron also had 3 blocked shots. LeBron has shot the ball so well last couple games. Kevin Love had a double-double with 22 points and 18 rebounds and also had 5 assists. Love also hit 4 three pointers. Kyrie Irving had 16 points and 5 assists. Tristan Thompson had 10 points off the bench.
Cleveland only allowed the Hornets to 88 points which was one of their best defensive performances of the season. Charlotte shot just 50% from the costless throw line with only seven made costless throws. The Cavs did a better job on interior defense and held Al Jefferson to 14 points. Cleveland started a four game homestand with this game, their next game is against a team who has played real well of late in the Atlanta Hawks.
The Hornets in fact, started the game losing 21-0 and then later cut it to only a 3 point game in the 1st half and were only down 9 at halftime, but Charlotte never led all game and never came back to win. For the Hornets, Kemba Walker led the way with 24 points on 11 of 20 from the field and also had 5 assists. Walker has struggled shooting the ball so far this season but he played much better tonight.
Al Jefferson had 14 points and 8 rebounds. Marvin Williams had 10 points off the bench. Brian Roberts had 7 points and 5 assists in 13 minutes off the bench as well. Lance Stephenson had only 8 points and shot 4 of 12 from the field in 25 minutes.
Stephenson has really struggled so far this season offensively and has shot inefficient. He is now on the trading block already this earlier in the season. The Hornets are now only 6-18 on the season and it's really just not been a good fit for Lance Stephenson with the Hornets.