Kyrie Irving went off for 35 points and added 5 rebounds leading Cleveland to a 105-100 win over New Orleans on Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena.
Cleveland won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 196.5.
Cleveland got 16 points from Dion Waiters and another 11 points from C.J. Miles. Kyrie Irving contributed 7 assists, while Tristan Thompson cleaned the glass with 13 rebounds.
The Hornets got a 17-point performance from Brian Roberts, who was supported by 15 points from Robin Lopez. Greivis Vasquez had 8 assists in a losing cause for New Orleans, while Al-Farouq Aminu grabbed 10 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Cleveland were victorious, as the score was 43-41 at the break.
New Orleans had a 39-34 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Next game, Cleveland takes its act on the road to face Orlando looking for another win. For New Orleans, they head home to face Dallas.