Tristan Thompson put up 16 points and added 14 rebounds, his 26th double-double of the season, to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a victory over the Orlando Magic, 101-93. Cleveland (22-33) is now on a six-game winning streak, dating back to a 115-113 win against Washington Wizards on February 7th.
Thompson shot 5-9 from the field and 6-9 from the free throw line. Other top performers for Cleveland were Kyrie Irving with 22 points and 8 assists, Tyler Zeller with 16 points and 6 rebounds, and Jarrett Jack with 10 points and 6 rebounds. On 7-14 shooting (2-4 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 7-8 from the free throw line, Arron Afflalo put up 23 points for Orlando in the loss. Tobias Harris added 19 points and 7 rebounds and Kyle O'Quinn finished with 10 points and 8 rebounds.
The Magic posted an eFG% of just 42.7%, including 27.3% from 3-point range. This year, they are winless (0-8) when they record marks below 45% and 30% in those respective categories. On the other hand, the Cavaliers are 10-1 when holding their opponents to such low percentages.
Orlando (16-40) has now dropped their last three in a row.
Coming up, the Cavaliers take on the Toronto Raptors, who are 29-25 on the season. The Magic match up with the New York Knicks, currently sitting at 20-33 this year. The Magic have fallen to New York the last two times they have met.