Cavs Pull Above .500 With Win Over Bobcats

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CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers moved above the .500 mark Tuesday night thanks to a 115-101 win over the Charlotte Bobcats at Quicken Loans Arena.

Kyrie Irving led the Wine and Gold in scoring, gunning home 20 points, while D.J. Augustin of the Bobcats led all scorers with 26 points.

Cleveland’s win upped their record to 3-2 on the season and on a refreshing note, the young team registered another double-digit win, something that was quite rare during last year’s campaign.

Cleveland was especially aggressive and accurate from beyond the three point line.

The Cavs made 10 of 21 long bombs to keep the Bobcats at bay.

Byron Scott’s team shot 50 percent overall for the night.

Ramon Sessions did a great job directing traffic during his time on the court, dishing out 9 assists, and number four overall pick Tristan Thompson was a dunking machine, especially in the fourth quarter.

His slam with 6:20 to go gave the Cavs a 21 point lead, their biggest of the night, and they were able to keep enough distance between themselves and Charlotte the rest of the way.

The bench was especially strong, as the reserves notched 51 points.

The Cavaliers will find out how much stamina they have as they begin a seven game road trip in Toronto on Wednesday night.