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Charlotte Defeats Cleveland 86-80 - Recap

Charlotte earned an 86-80 victory over Cleveland on Friday, getting 16 points from Michael Kidd-Gilchrist at Quicken Loans Arena.

Bettors who backed the Bobcats were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 6 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 187.5.

Charlotte got 13 points from Josh McRoberts and another 12 points from Kemba Walker. Kemba Walker contributed 7 assists, while Bismack Biyombo cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.

Cleveland got 18 points from Kyrie Irving in a losing cause and another 15 points from Tristan Thompson. Kyrie Irving contributed 10 assists for the Cavaliers, while Anderson Varejao had 13 rebounds.

The Bobcats hit the break trailing 37-33 before taking care of business in the second half.

Charlotte won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 47-43.

Charlotte looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Heat. The Cavaliers will aim to get back on the winning track at Washington.