New Orleans 89, Cleveland 84

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
Officials - #41 Ken Mauer, #38 Michael Smith, #69 Ben Taylor
Attendance - 13529

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New Orleans 29 21 19 20 89
Cleveland 20 23 16 25 84

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Orleans 8-25 3-14 5-11 W1
Cleveland 13-18 8-9 5-9 L1

Recap


HORNETS 89, CAVALIERS 84: Chris Kaman had 21 points and 13 rebounds and rookie Gustavo Ayon had a career-high 17 rebounds as New Orleans won at Cleveland despite playing its third road game in three nights.

The Hornets never trailed, although they struggled to put the game away because they opened the fourth quarter shooting just 2 of 11. But a 3-pointer by Marco Belinelli put the Hornets up 81-74 with 1:04 to play.

Antawn Jamison had 22 points and 12 rebounds and Kyrie Irving had a career high 11 assists for the Cavaliers, but the starting backcourt of Irving and Daniel Gibson combined to shoot just 3 of 22. They were outscored 32-13 by the Hornets’ starting backcourt.

Belinelli had 19 points and Jarrett Jack had 16 points and seven rebounds off the bench for the Hornets, who lost the first two games of their three-games-in-three-nights set.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cavaliers coach Byron Scott expects to have Anderson Varejao (fractured wrist) available for approximately the final 25 games of the season. … The Cavaliers shot 32 percent for the game, while the Hornets shot 40 percent. … Trevor Ariza was 0 for 6 shooting and scored just one point for the Hornets.

Top Game Performances

New Orleans   Cleveland
Chris Kaman 21 Scoring Antawn Jamison 22
Greivis Vasquez 5 Assists Kyrie Irving 11
Gustavo Ayon 17 Rebounds Antawn Jamison 12
Jarrett Jack 6 Free Throws Made Alonzo Gee 4
Gustavo Ayon 2 Steals Antawn Jamison 2
Al-Farouq Aminu 2 Blocks Ryan Hollins 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New Orleans 89 40.4 2-10 15-20 22 56 9 5 14
Cleveland 84 31.8 6-27 24-37 20 48 5 6 12

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Boston. The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .154 after a win and .611 after a loss.
  • New Orleans will play their next game on the road against Chicago . The Hornets have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .160 after a loss.
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