The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday afternoon in a matinee affair at Quicken Loans Arena. The Hornets came into tonight with the fourth best record in the Eastern Conference (although they were just a half game behind in the win column). It was a hard fought game for 48 minutes, but Cleveland came from behind led by LeBron James and Channing Frye’s hot shooting.
LeBron James had another near triple double, finishing with 19 points, eight assists, and eight rebounds. Kyrie Irving also had 19 points to go along with three rebounds and four assists. Channing Frye led the way with 20 points off the bench, three rebounds, and three blocks to go along with his six made three-pointers. Iman Shumpert’s hot shooting continued tonight as well, as he put in 15 points three rebounds, and two assists on 6-9 from the field.
The Hornets are now 6-3 in the Eastern Conference, still sitting behind the Cavs, Raptors, and Celtics.
The Cavaliers move to 8-1, tops in the East and will host the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night before playing the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night.
Here are the highlights from tonight’s game: