Kemba Walker scored 20 points and recorded 14 assists, his fifth double-double of the season, to lead the Charlotte Bobcats to a victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers, 101-92. Charlotte (29-33) has now won back-to-back games after defeating Indiana Pacers on Wednesday.
Walker shot 5-13 (1-5 from three-point range) and 9-9 from the free throw line. Other key performers for Charlotte were Al Jefferson with 28 points and 7 rebounds, Chris Douglas-Roberts with 14 points and 9 rebounds, and Josh McRoberts with 11 points and 7 assists. Despite the loss, Luol Deng put up 19 points for Cleveland on 8-15 shooting from the field and 3-4 from the free throw line. Spencer Hawes contributed 13 points and 7 rebounds, Kyrie Irving finished with 13 points and 6 rebounds, and Tristan Thompson put up 10 points and 8 rebounds.
The Cavaliers posted an eFG% of just 44.8%, including 17.6% from 3-point range. This year, they are 4-13 when they record marks below 45% and 30% in those respective categories. On the other hand, the Bobcats are undefeated (9-0) when holding their opponents to such low percentages.
Cleveland (24-39) has now lost three in a row.
Coming up next, the Bobcats play the Memphis Grizzlies, who are 35-26 on the year. The Cavaliers go up against the New York Knicks, currently 23-40 this season. The Bobcats have a 1-0 record against Memphis this season. The Cavaliers are 1-1 versus New York this season.