On March 29, the Cavaliers defeated the Hornets 118-105 away.
The Cavaliers (45-30) remain third in the East. LeBron - James scored 41 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists, Jeff - Green 18 points, Rodney - Hood 13 points. Substitute JR Smith made 8 of 9 shots and scored 19 points.
The Hornets (34-42) ended in a four-game winning streak. Kemba Walker scored 21 points, setting a total record for team history. Dwight Howard had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 11 points. Substitute Frank Kaminsky scored 16 points.
The Cavaliers fought back to back and lost to the Heat in yesterday's game, but the third place in the East remained unchanged. James was blocked by his friend Wade for two times, and Love's face was elbowed and he can't play today.
The Hornets have only theoretical hopes. They have performed bravely recently. After four consecutive wins, Howard and Walker turned round. However, they also know that they don't want to be big, they can only play one game.
The first two teams played inextricably. With 4 minutes and 22 seconds in this section, James made two free throws and the Cavaliers went 18-16. Williams caused a foul, but also two free throws, and Bacon shot succeeded, Howard made up the deduction, the Hornets 22-18 to go beyond. After the first quarter, the Hornets had a slight advantage with 26-22.
James played in the second quarter after playing nearly half of the time. He soon got into the game and succeeded in two aerial relays twice. After he dunked, he scored in double figures. This is James's score of 866 consecutive games reaching double digits, which has kept Michael Jordan's record. What is interesting is that he is facing Jordan's team and it is a coincidence.
The Cavaliers fired up and James not only attacked the basket, but also fired on the outside. He hit twice in this quarter. The Cavaliers scored 42 points in a single quarter and ended the first half 64-54.
Although Love was absent, Thompson and Hood had already returned and the Cavaliers had spent the most difficult time. Smith continued to slump afterwards and felt hot today, hitting the third quarter. The Cavaliers continued to open the gap and James succeeded twice. With 1 minute and 45 seconds in this section, he hit a three-pointer and the Cavaliers led 93-75. Smith hit the midfielder and hit a 20-point gap between the two sides. Howard even scored 3 points with a penalty, and the Hornets finished the first three quarters behind 78-95.
The Hornets narrowed the gap several times in the final section. With 4 minutes and 43 seconds of the game, Kaminski turned to shoot and the Hornets trailed just 94-103. Hill and Hood hit three points in a row. James made the tip in the basket NBA Live Coins
. The Cavaliers scored eight points and once again opened the gap.
The Hornets are no longer able to pose a threat. They handed the ball to Walker and hoped he could break the team's scoring record. In the first 49 seconds, Walker hit a three-pointer and tied the record. In the final attack, Walker broke the ball after the break and scored a total of 9,841 points, which exceeded the team's record of 9,839 points. At the end of the game, James embraced Walker and congratulated him. Dell Curry, who commented on the sidelines, also smiled.>>