Originally written on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 1/4/13
Maybe Kyrie Irving was reading all of our content today about his inept fourth-quarter performances? Whatever it was, he scored 16 of the team’s 20 points in another awful final frame, as the Cavaliers barely held off the Charlotte Bobcats for a 106-104 victory. The Cavaliers (8-26) are now one game below the Bobcats (8-24) in the Eastern Conference standings. Also noteworthy: Tristan Thompson had arguably his best game of the season with 19 points and 13 rebounds, and new reserve guard Shaun Livingston saw 26 minutes off the bench. CLEVELAND CAVALIERS 8-26 (Won last 1) CHARLOTTE BOBCATS 8-24 (Lost last 1) Team 1 2 3 4 Total CLE 29 33 24 20 106 CHA 23 25 26 30 104 Starters Pos Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts C.J. Miles G 38:58 7-14 4-9 0-0 +11 0 3 0 0 2 1 0 4 18 K. Irving G 37:34 10-21 3-4 10-10 +1 0 5 6 5 4 3 0 4 33 T. Zeller C 30:12 3-8 0-0 3-6 -2 1 5 2 1 0 3 0 4 9 T. Thompson F 37:12 8-10 0-0 3-4 +11 2 13 2 2 0 0 1 2 19 A. Gee F 34:27 3-7 0-1 2-4 +3 0 7 5 1 0 0 1 4 8 Bench Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts Totals 39-78 7-16 21-29 6 40 23 13 9 10 3 22 106 Percentages .500 .438 .724 Team Rebounds: 7 S. Livingston 26:20 3-6 0-0 0-0 -2 2 3 5 0 2 0 0 2 6 D. Waiters 17:59 3-6 0-0 3-5 -4 0 1 2 3 1 2 0 1 9 L. Walton 17:18 2-6 0-2 0-0 -8 1 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 4 O. Casspi DNP – Coach’s Decision D. Gibson DNP – Inactive K. Jones DNP – Coach’s Decision J. Leuer DNP – Inactive J. Pargo DNP – Coach’s Decision S. Samuels DNP – Coach’s Decision A. Varejao DNP – Inactive Charlotte Starters Pos Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts G. Henderson G 32:49 6-11 4-5 1-2 -2 0 2 2 1 0 0 2 2 17 K. Walker G 24:12 4-8 1-3 2-4 -9 0 3 5 3 1 0 1 2 11 B. Biyombo C 15:35 1-2 0-0 0-0 -12 0 7 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 J. Taylor F 26:32 5-10 1-3 0-0 +13 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 4 11 H. Warrick F 11:42 1-4 0-0 2-2 -12 0 1 2 2 0 0 1 1 4 Bench Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts Totals 37-82 8-17 22-28 8 43 25 14 5 3 10 24 104 Percentages .451 .471 .786 Team Rebounds: 8 R. Sessions 35:09 4-11 0-2 12-12 +1 0 5 6 0 1 0 1 3 20 B. Haywood 27:42 0-0 0-0 1-2 +12 3 7 3 1 0 2 0 3 1 B. Gordon 27:32 11-20 2-4 3-4 +7 1 2 4 4 1 1 1 2 27 M. Kidd-Gilchrist 21:07 3-10 0-0 1-2 +1 3 9 2 2 0 0 3 1 7 T. Thomas 12:33 2-6 0-0 0-0 -7 0 4 1 0 1 0 0 2 4 J. Adrien 3:19 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 D. Diop 1:48 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 B. Mullens DNP – Inactive R. Williams DNP – Coach’s Decision
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