Hornets Beat Cavs 89-84
The New Orleans Hornets collected their 3rd road win in the last week after beating the Cleveland Cavaliers Wednesday night by the score of 89-84. It was the third game in three nights for the fleur-de-bees, making the victory that much more impressive.
New Orleans' big men were a big reason for the win. The Hornets outrebounded the Cavs by 8 and outscored them 50-40 in the paint. Chris Kaman finished with a double-double, scoring 21 points and pulling down 13 boards. Gustavo Ayon (pictured left) reeled in a game-high 17 rebounds in 33 minutes of play.
Marco Belinelli scored 19 for New Orleans, putting the Cavs to bed when he nailed a timely 3 pointer with less than a minute to go.
The Hornets defense was outstanding. Despite the road trip, they played through tired legs, holding Cleveland to less than 32% shooting from the field. New Orleans took a 2-0 lead on the first basket of the game and never trailed the rest of the way.