The Cleveland Cavaliers have just two wins so far in the 2018-2019 season. Both wins have some things in common. The victories avenge an earlier loss. The wins come against teams from the Southeast division. Both wins are by double digits after losing the first meeting by double digits.
Cleveland, sporting their ‘City Edition’ blue and orange uniforms took control in the first quarter and cruised to a 113-89 win over the Charlotte Hornets at Quicken Loans Arena. In fact, the Cavaliers outscored the Hornets in all four quarters.
Jordan Clarkson came off the bench to lead all scorers with a game high 24 points. Collin Sexton and Rodney Hood each added 16 points to pace the starting lineup. Tristan Thompson continues to rack up double-doubles. Thompson scored eleven points and grabbed a game high 21 rebounds.
The victory is even more impressive due to the fact that five players were out with injuries. Sam Dekker, Kevin Love, Cedi Osman, Kyle Korver and George Hill all missed the game with various injuries.
The Cavaliers improve to 2-11 on the season. Cleveland avenges a 32-point loss to the Hornets in Charlotte on Nov. 3.
Cleveland won’t have much time to enjoy the win. They travel to our nation’s capitol to take on the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.