Cleveland Defeats Los Angeles 88-82 - Recap
The Cavaliers got a 20-point performance from Tristan Thompson, who added 13 rebounds as Cleveland ran past Los Angeles 88-82 on Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena.
The Cavaliers were a 6-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 198.5.
Cleveland got 20 points from Kyrie Irving and another 18 points from Andrew Bynum. Kyrie Irving contributed 6 assists, while Anderson Varejao cleaned the glass with 17 rebounds.
Los Angeles got 19 points from Jamal Crawford in a losing cause and another 13 points from Chris Paul. Chris Paul contributed 15 assists for the Clippers, while DeAndre Jordan had 13 rebounds.
The Cavaliers hit the break leading 50-49 before taking care of business in the second half.
Cleveland won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 60-45.
Next game, Cleveland takes its act home to face New York looking for another win. For Los Angeles, they head on the road to face Philadelphia.