Cleveland 105, New Orleans 100

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 8:00 PM
Location - Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
Officials - #70 Brent Barnaky, #55 Bill Kennedy, #32 Eddie F. Rush
Attendance - 16103

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New Orleans 20 21 28 31 100
Cleveland 20 23 25 37 105

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Orleans 19-36 9-16 10-20 L2
Cleveland 17-37 10-16 7-21 W1

Recap

Cavaliers 105, Hornets 100: Kyrie Irving scored 20 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter to help host Cleveland pull away and snap a three-game losing streak. 

Dion Waiters added 16 points for the Cavaliers, who have won nine of the last 12 meetings against the Hornets at Quicken Loans Arena. Tristan Thompson had nine points and 13 rebounds for Cleveland.

Brian Roberts scored 17 points and Robin Lopez added 15 for New Orleans, which has dropped two straight since the All-Star break after winning four of five before the break. Greivis Vasquez had 13 points and eight assists for the Hornets.

There were three lead changes and five ties in the fourth quarter alone before Irving put the Cavaliers ahead for good. He knocked down an 18-footer for an 85-83 lead with 4:22 left, then buried a long 3-pointer from the top of the arc and went coast-to-coast for a layup on the next two possessions to make it 90-83.

Roberts hit a pair of 3-pointers down the stretch and Ryan Anderson drained another to keep it close, but  the Cavaliers made 10 straight free throws and 13 of 14 over the final 1:47 to ice it. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: New Orleans rookie Anthony Davis scored 12 points on 2-of-7 shooting. He did not score his first field goal until a dunk with 2:08 left in the game. … Irving has 12 career 30-point games, the fourth-most in NBA history by a player before his 21st birthday. LeBron James had 57 before turning 21, Kevin Durant had 28 and Carmelo Anthony tallied 17. Irving has until March 23 to add to his total. … The Hornets dropped to 2-24 when allowing 100 points or more. 

Top Game Performances

New Orleans   Cleveland
Brian Roberts 17 Scoring Kyrie Irving 35
Greivis Vasquez 8 Assists Kyrie Irving 7
Al-Farouq Aminu 10 Rebounds Tristan Thompson 13
Anthony Davis 8 Free Throws Made Kyrie Irving 7
Al-Farouq Aminu 1 Steals Kyrie Irving 2
Al-Farouq Aminu 2 Blocks C.J. Miles 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New Orleans 100 48.7 7-15 19-22 16 39 6 2 13
Cleveland 105 49.4 5-14 24-34 20 34 3 6 8

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Orlando. The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .312 after a win and .316 after a loss.
  • New Orleans will play their next game at home against Dallas. The Hornets have a W/L % of .350 after a win and .343 after a loss.