Kyrie Irving led the Cleveland Cavaliers with 22 points as they defeated the Charlotte Bobcats by the score of 122-95 on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. With the win the Cavaliers improve to 15-34 on the season while the Bobcats fall to 11-37.
In addition to Irving’s 22 points, Dion Waiters scored 19 points while Tristan Thompson added 17 points and nine rebounds. Among the reserves, Wayne Ellington added 16 points while Marreese Speights contributed 11 points and 10 rebounds off the bench.
It was the reserves that shined for the Bobcats as Byron Mullens led the team with 15 points while former Cavalier Ramon Sessions added 14 points. Gerald Henderson led the starters with 12 points on 5-10 shooting from the field.
Cavaliers’ head coach Byron Scott was pleased with his team’s performance after the game stating in the post-game press conference:
“Like we said before the game, this was one of those games where I was curious to see if we learned from some of our past mistakes and if we have grown as a basketball team and I can say we definitely have. It’s just a matter of now keeping it going but I really love the signs I saw from our guys tonight with the effort from the beginning of the game and we pretty much carried it out throughout the game.”
The Cavaliers are winners of three straight with the victory over the Bobcats. While there is still plenty of room for improvement as a team, they are certainly taking steps in the right direction.
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