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Cavaliers start off fast in 97-88 win over Hornets
Cavaliers start off fast in 97-88 win over Hornets

LeBron James had 27 points with 13 assists, Kevin Love had 22 points and 18 rebounds, and the host Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Charlotte Hornets, 97-88, on Monday night. The Cavaliers jumped to a 21-0 lead but the Hornets regrouped and got to within two points early in the third quarter before the Cavaliers pulled away. Charlotte trailed, 59-57, but Cleveland regained control and pushed the lead back to double figures. The Cavaliers ended the third quarter on a 21-9 run. James scored seven points and Tristan Thompson scored seven, including two dunks. Kemba Walker led Charlotte with 24 points and Al Jefferson scored 14. In information provided by the Cavaliers from Elias...

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