Hornets vs Cavaliers – NBA Game Recap – November 18, 2022

By | November 19, 2022

CLEVELAND — — The dropping streak is over. The rising pains aren’t easing for the Cavaliers.

Darius Garland scored 41 factors, Donovan Mitchell added 34, and the Cavs survived a fourth-quarter droop to beat the Charlotte Hornets 132-122 in double additional time and snap a five-game skid Friday night time.

The Cavs blew a 10-point lead within the last minute of regulation and had an opportunity to flee with the win.

“We bought away with only one,” coach JB Bickerstaff mentioned. “We’ve to study. We’ve to be higher.

Cleveland appeared in management earlier than the Hornets bought scorching within the last minute, making 4 3-pointers in 44 seconds, the final an off-balance jumper from Terry Rozier deep within the nook with 1.1 seconds left to tie it 105-all.

Charlotte, who was down 10 of 11, had an opportunity to win within the first five-minute session, however Rozier missed a disputed jumper simply earlier than the horn and the groups went to tied second OT at 120.

The Cavs regrouped and dominated the ultimate 5 minutes, beating the Hornets 12-2 whereas dodging what would have been a colossal loss. It has been a irritating sample for Cleveland this season: constructing a lead and letting it crumble.

“It is by no means going to be excellent,” Mitchell mentioned, barely capable of smile as he tightened a towel round his neck. “It may harm and look ugly, however that is the place the expansion comes from. We’ve to study from it.

Cleveland additionally bought 20 factors, 12 rebounds, 4 blocks and a wanted raise from All-Star heart Jarrett Allen, who was again after lacking two video games with an unspecified sickness. Evan Mobley had a career-high 21 factors and 18 rebounds.

“He was able to do no matter it took,” Bickerstaff mentioned of Mobley, who added 5 assists and had a number of stressed performs.

Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 34 earlier than fouling within the second OT and Rozier had 28 for the Hornets, who had been lacking All-Star guard LaMelo Ball with a sprained ankle suffered Wednesday towards Indiana. X-rays had been damaging and he ought to solely miss just a few video games.

Gordon Hayward returned after lacking eight video games with a shoulder bruise and scored 13 for Charlotte, who fell to 4-13 however confirmed loads of combating.

“It was fairly exceptional that we even bought that recreation by additional time,” Hayward mentioned. “Positively a rollercoaster of feelings. We bought the saves we wanted and had an opportunity to win the sport.”

Down 10 with a minute left, the Hornets fought again by making three straight 3-pointers to shoot 105-102 with 18.8 seconds left. After a turnover, Rozier reached their 3 recreation tie because the Hornets shocked the younger Cavs and their house crowd.

They managed to drag it out after an enormous scare.

“I really feel like we bought a bit little bit of our id again,” Allen mentioned. “However we nonetheless have a protracted solution to go to be who we need to be.”


Attempting to shake his group from its latest funk, Bickerstaff polished his roster by beginning Lamar Stevens, extra of a defender than a scorer, on Caris LeVert, who got here off the bench after being within the high 5 for 14 video games.


Hornets: Quite a few accidents, and particularly their timing, contributed to Charlotte’s struggles early within the season. Coach Steve Clifford has mentioned previously that he would “freak out” at not having gamers out there, however understands he must be a secure presence. … Ball and Magic Johnson are the one gamers to common 17 factors, six rebounds, six assists and 1.5 steals of their first 100 video games.

Cavaliers: Garland had a career-high 5 interceptions and tied his career-worst with eight turnovers in 48 minutes. … F Dean Wade missed his fourth straight recreation with a knee an infection. Bickerstaff mentioned Wade was handled with antibiotics and made progress.


Hornets: Go to Washington on Sunday.

Cavaliers: Host Miami on Sunday.