Cavs Turn Close Game into Runaway Win Over Bobcats
Irving, the number one overall pick in the NBA draft, was exceptional down the stretch as the Cavs turned a close game into a little runaway win in the final minute.
Anderson Varejao and Boobie Gibson pitched in with key plays as the Cavs won for the third time in the seven game road stretch that ended down in the Carolinas.
Varejao scored on a putback bucket to give the Cavs a 95-94 lead.
Gibson pulled off a strong defensive play on Kemba Walker, and Varejao scored again for a three point lead.
Irving, who finished with 25 points, scored on a remarkable layup wrapped around a defender for a five point lead.
Free throws helped ice the win as the Cavs evened their record at 6-6 on the year during the heavy day of NBA action.
Jamison chipped in 20 points on the day.
The Cavs allowed only 17 points in the pivotal fourth quarter and shot 48 percent for the game.
Varejao ripped down 12 boards, and Ramon Sessions had 9 assists to lead the Cavs, who will host the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena.