Cleveland 98, Charlotte 105

Date - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 8:00 PM
Location - Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina
Officials - #27 Dick Bavetta, #35 Kane Fitzgerald, #66 Haywoode Workman
Attendance - 13487

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Cleveland 16 31 22 29 98
Charlotte 34 19 23 29 105

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 24-58 14-27 10-31 L6
Charlotte 21-61 15-26 6-35 W3

Recap

Bobcats 105, Cavaliers 98: Kemba Walker scored 24 points and dished out seven assists and Josh McRoberts added 20 points and eight rebounds as host Charlotte finished the season by matching a season-best three-game winning streak. 

Gerald Henderson chipped in 15 points for the Bobcats (21-61), who avoided finishing with the league's worst record for a second consecutive season when Orlando lost at Miami on Wednesday.

Kyrie Irving had 24 points and 10 assists and Dion Waiters scored 16 off the bench for Cleveland (24-58), which finished the season by losing 16 of its last 18. The Cavs had won the previous six meetings with the Bobcats. 

Charlotte built a huge lead early, holding the Cavs to 6-for-17 shooting in the first quarter en route to a 34-16 advantage. The margin was as wide as 24 before Cleveland chipped it down to 53-47 at halftime.

Cleveland came all the way back to claim its only lead at 77-76 on Waiters' layup with 9:30 left, but Walker answered with a 3-pointer to set off a 7-0 run that put Charlotte ahead for good.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Walker has played in every game in each of his first two NBA seasons. … Charlotte won eight of its final 10 home games. … Cavaliers PF Tristan Thompson had eight points and 10 rebounds, snapping his streak of three straight double-doubles. 

Top Game Performances

Cleveland   Charlotte
Kyrie Irving 24 Scoring Kemba Walker 24
Kyrie Irving 10 Assists Kemba Walker 7
Tristan Thompson 10 Rebounds Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 8
Kyrie Irving 4 Free Throws Made Kemba Walker 9
Omri Casspi 4 Steals Kemba Walker 2
Shaun Livingston 2 Blocks Bismack Biyombo 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Cleveland 98 48.8 8-23 12-18 24 35 3 9 12
Charlotte 105 50.7 8-20 23-30 28 40 4 8 15