Cavs continue homestand versus Bobcats
(Sports Network) – The Cleveland Cavaliers are 2-0 so far on their current
four-game homestand and will host the Charlotte Bobcats tonight at Quicken
Cleveland handed Portland a loss on Friday in the opener of the homestand and
recently defeated the Los Angeles Lakers by a 96-95 score on Sunday. Flip
Murray made 1-of-2 free throws with 3.4 seconds left and scored 13 of his
21 points during the deciding fourth quarter at Quicken Loans Arena.
LeBron James had 29 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, while Zydrunas
Ilgauskas added 25 points and seven rebounds in the win.
After Wednesday’s game versus the Bobcats, Cleveland will close out the stand
versus the Boston Celtics.
The Cavs, seeded fourth in the Eastern Conference, have won four in a row at
Quicken Loans Arena and own a 24-10 mark as the host this season.
Charlotte, meanwhile, just ended a four-game losing streak with Tuesday’s
108-102 win over the Orlando Magic.
Gerald Wallace poured in a game-high 27 points, while Primoz Brezec added 22
points for the Bobcats, who will hit the road for three games. Bernard
Robinson chipped in 17 points and 13 rebounds, while Raymond Felton had 16
points and 13 assists.
The Bobcats have lost three in a row on the road and are 6-28 as the guest
this season. They will also visit Miami and Memphis on the road swing.
Cleveland, which has won all five meetings with the Bobcats, defeated
Charlotte this season by a 103-91 score on January 30th.
James scored 30 points to lead Cleveland on that day, while Zydrunas Ilgauskas
added 19 points and Donyell Marshall scored 14. The Cavaliers led by 17 points
at halftime and by as many as 26.