New Orleans Defeats Cleveland 104-100 - Recap
New Orleans got 19 points from Eric Gordon en route to a 104-100 victory over Cleveland on Friday at New Orleans Arena.
New Orleans won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 7-point spread. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 196.5.
Tyreke Evans had 19 points for New Orleans and Anthony Davis chipped in with 17 points. Jrue Holiday had 11 assists for the Pelicans, while Anthony Davis was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 13 boards.
Cleveland got 22 points from Kyrie Irving in a losing cause and another 19 points from Jarrett Jack. Andrew Bynum contributed 4 assists for the Cavaliers, while Anderson Varejao had 9 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Cleveland were victorious, as the score was 51-42 at the break.
New Orleans won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 48-37.
New Orleans looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Spurs. The Cavaliers will aim to get back on the winning track at San Antonio.