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April 09, 2019- Cleveland Cavaliers overpowered by Charlotte Hornets

During Tuesday evening’s match, the Cleveland Cavaliers were overwhelmed by the Charlotte Hornets 97-124 at home in Cleveland, OH at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Inactive players for the Cavaliers included Kevin Love At the same time, All players on the Hornets were active for the game. The victory brings the Cavaliers to 1-3 in the series against the Hornets and to 19-63 in the regular season.

On the Cavaliers, Larry Nance Jr. gained 10 points, going 4/9 (44.4%) from the field in 36:50. In addition, Nance Jr. also managed to grab an admirable team-high 12 rebounds and got 6 assists. Collin Sexton scored a team-high 18 points in 37:42, scoring 8/17 (47.1%) from the field. In addition to his points, Sexton also passed out a notable team-high 10 assists. Other key performers included Cedi Osman (who got 17 points),Brandon Knight (who managed to grab 5 rebounds), Marquese Chriss (who managed to pull down 7 rebounds), Jordan Clarkson (who had 16 points), and David Nwaba (who pulled down 5 rebounds).

On the Hornets, Miles Bridges had 18 points in 27:35, going 6/9 (66.7%) from the field and 4/5 (80.0%) from deep. Bridges also grabbed a team-high 7 rebounds, dished 4 assists, and got 3 blocks. Kemba Walker gained a team-high 23 points in 27:21, scoring 9/18 (50.0%) from the field and 4/10 (40.0%) from the three point mark. Walker also got a team-high 7 assists. Jeremy Lamb had a team-high 23 points in 27:44, scoring 9/13 (69.2%) from the field and 3/6 (50.0%) from three. In addition to his points, Lamb also passed out 5 assists and got 3 steals. Other major performances were made by Nicolas Batum (who added 6 rebounds),Bismack Biyombo (who got 5 rebounds),Dwayne Bacon (who boasted 18 points), Frank Kaminsky (who got 5 rebounds and added 4 assists), Malik Monk (who dished 4 assists), and Devonte’ Graham (who made 5 assists).

1st Quarter

The 1st Quarter launched rapidly as the Cavaliers shot 19/39 from the field and 7/13 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 45 points. Shooting Guard Brandon Knight was a prime player in this reasonable start as he scored 12 points on 4/7 shooting (4/4 from the three point mark). Furthermore, Knight also made 1 assist and got 2 rebounds. Power Forward Larry Nance Jr. got 6 points, passed out 2 assists, got 1 block, and pulled down 2 rebounds. Center Ante Zizic recorded 8 points and had 3 rebounds. Point Guard Collin Sexton scored 7 points and dished out 8 assists. Comparingly, the Hornets also had little trouble at the start of the quarter, scoring 20/31 from the field and 12/21 from three for a total of 56 points. Shooting Guard Dwayne Bacon was a major player in this decent start for the Hornets as he boasted 20 points on 7/9 shooting (6/8 from the three point mark). Point Guard Kemba Walker scored 10 points, dished out 6 assists, and managed to pull down 5 rebounds.

Following the reasonable start to the 1st Quarter, the Cavaliers continued to shoot well to finish the period, adding 17 points while going 7/15 from the field and 3/7 from three. The Hornets, at the same time, struggled while closing out the period, boasting 10 points on 4/13 shooting (0/7 from the three point mark). The 1st Quarter closed with the Cavaliers down by 4 points (62-66). Dwayne Bacon was the main contributor of the quarter, scoring 22 points. On the Cavaliers, Brandon Knight scored 12 points.

2nd Quarter

The Cavaliers had trouble getting things going at the start of the 2nd Quarter, recording 4/11 from the field and 2/3 from three in the first half of the quarter for a total of 13 points. Shooting Guard Brandon Knight was included in those who had issues at the start of the quarter, shooting 1/3 from the field and 1/1 from three for 3 points. Shooting Guard Brandon Knight added 3 points and managed to grab 3 rebounds. Nik Stauskas got 3 points. In comparison, the Hornets performed well in the first half of the quarter, shooting 5/9 from the field and 1/3 from deep for a total of 11 points. Point Guard Kemba Walker was a vital contributor in this reasonable start for the Hornets as he got 4 points on 2/4 shooting (0/1 from deep).

Following the pitiful start to the 2nd Quarter, the Cavaliers continued the effort to finish the period, gaining 12 points while going 5/13 from the field and 1/5 from deep. The Hornets, at the same time, had no trouble closing out the period, recording 20 points on 7/8 shooting (4/4 from the three point mark). The 2nd Quarter closed with the Cavaliers down by 10 points (87-97). Kemba Walker was the biggest contributor of the quarter, scoring 12 points. On the Cavaliers, Collin Sexton scored 7 points.

3rd Quarter

The 3rd Quarter was set off unexceptionally as the Cavaliers went 4/8 from the field and 1/3 from three in the first half of the quarter for a total of 9 points. Small Forward Cedi Osman was a valuable contributor in this reasonable start as he got 5 points on 2/3 shooting (1/2 from deep). Osman also got 2 rebounds in addition to points. In contrast, the Hornets had issues in the beginning, scoring 4/11 from the field and 3/6 from deep for a total of 11 points. Power Forward Miles Bridges was included in those on the Hornets who had a sluggish start to the quarter, shooting 1/3 from the field and 1/2 from the three point mark for 3 points. Point Guard Kemba Walker got 6 points.

Following the good start to the 3rd Quarter, the Cavaliers continued the effort to finish the period, boasting 10 points while going 5/11 from the field and 0/2 from three. The Hornets also had no trouble closing out the period, scoring 15 points on 5/11 shooting (2/7 from three). The 3rd Quarter closed with the Cavaliers trailing the Hornets by 17 points (106-123). Cedi Osman was the most substantial contributor of the quarter, scoring 9 points. On the Hornets, Miles Bridges scored 6 points.

4th Quarter

The 4th Quarter began with the Cavaliers having trouble getting things going, going 4/10 from the field and 0/3 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 8 points. Conversely, the Hornets had no issues in the beginning, scoring 6/7 from the field and 3/4 from three for a total of 19 points. Jeremy Lamb was a major player in this solid start for the Hornets as he boasted 10 points on 4/4 shooting (2/2 from deep). Lamb also added 1 assist and grabbed 1 steal in addition to points. Frank Kaminsky had 6 points, dished 3 assists, and managed to grab 1 rebound.

Despite the slow start to the 4th Quarter, the Cavaliers improved significantly to close out the period, gaining 14 points while going 5/9 from the field and 2/4 from the three point mark. The Hornets also had no trouble closing out the period, scoring 15 points on 6/10 shooting (3/6 from deep). The Cavaliers were defeated by the Hornets 128-157. Channing Frye was the main contributor of the quarter, scoring 10 points. On the Hornets, Jeremy Lamb scored 10 points.