Reporting Matt Loede
CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – There was a question as to why the Cavaliers had not stepped up against some of the lesser teams at home during this current NBA season.
Question no more.
The Cavs laid an old fashioned whoopin on the Charlotte Bobcats Wednesday night, taking apart the Cats to the tune of 122-95.
the 27-point beating was the biggest by far of the season for the Cavs. Their biggest win before Wednesday’s over Charlotte was a 99-83 win over the Hawks at the Q back on January 9th.
Kyrie Irving led the Cavs with 22 points, going 8-for-12 from the field and hitting on all five of his 3-point attempts.
Dion Waiters popped in 19 on 9-for-14 shooting, while Tristian Thompson dominated the Cats with 17 points and 9 boards, and missed just one shot from the field.
Former Cavalier Ramon Sessions led Charlotte with 14 points, but most came after the game was decided as the Cavs jumped out 32-21 after the first quarter.
The Cavs pushed the lead out to 24 at the half at 65-41, as they scored another 33 in the second quarter. the 65-point first half was the biggest of the season for the Cavs.
The second half was much of the same, with the Cavs having most of the bottom of the bench in the game in the fourth quarter, and leading by as many as 38.
The 122 points, 56.6 percent field goal shooting, and 33 assists were all season highs for the Cavs this year.
The Cavs will look for three in a row Friday when they play host to another team struggling this season, the Orlando Magic.