Cavaliers Rally For Win, NBA Results


Published on November 14 2016 6:28 am
Last Updated on November 14 2016 6:28 am


LeBron James played with a different supporting cast down the stretch, but the result looked familiar.

James, Cleveland's only starter on the floor in the fourth quarter, scored 11 of his 19 points in the final period and the Cavaliers rallied for a 100-93 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday.

Channing Frye scored a season-high 20 points and played the entire fourth quarter, along with James, Iman Shumpert, Richard Jefferson and Jordan McRae.

"Our second guys did a great job," James said. "It was good we were able to close the game out. We got stops and we made shots."

Kyrie Irving scored 19 points and Kevin Love added 17, but coach Tyronn Lue stuck with the group that helped Cleveland take control of the game. J.R. Smith, who starts at shooting guard, was sidelined with a sore right ankle.

"They were playing great," Lue said. "Kevin and Kyrie said, `Let it roll.' They understood and we got the win."

The Cavaliers set an NBA record by hitting at least 10 3-pointers in each of the first nine games of the season.

James scored eight points on 4-of-15 shooting through three quarters before taking over in the fourth, when he also had five assists.

Kemba Walker scored 21 points for the Hornets, who have lost two straight after starting the season 6-1.

Charlotte led 72-71 after three quarters, but Frye's 3-pointer off James' assist put the Cavaliers ahead 77-74.

James blocked a shot by Frank Kaminsky that led to Jefferson's basket and scored in the lane, putting Cleveland ahead 81-76. He also hit a 3-pointer and found Frye for another 3 that stretched the lead to 89-80 midway through the quarter.

Charlotte cut the margin to 94-90, but James hit a 3-pointer and a free throw as Cleveland put away the game.

Frye was 7 of 15 from the field, including 6 of 12 on 3-pointers.


Sunday, November 13 Scoreboard

Cleveland 100, Charlotte 93

Orlando 119, Oklahoma City 117

Minnesota 125, Los Angeles Lakers 99

Golden State 133, Phoenix 120

Portland 112, Denver 105


Monday, November 14 Schedule (All Times Central)

Orlando at Indiana, 6 p.m.

Dallas at New York, 6:30 p.m.

Oklahoma City at Detroit, 6:30 p.m.

Boston at New Orleans, 7 p.m.

Philadelphia at Houston, 7 p.m.

Miami at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m.

Memphis at Utah, 8 p.m.

Brooklyn at  Los Angeles Clippers, 9:30 p.m.