Sports.ws Game Report
[CLEVELAND] — The Cleveland Cavaliers played host to the Orlando Magic last night and the homeside took care of business. A 122-102 win has the Cavs and their fans feeling good about themselves heading forward. The win bumps Cleveland's record up to 50-27 on the season, while the loss drags Orlando's down to 27-51. More than just a victory, the performance could serve as a boost for the Cavaliers. Having scored early and often against their opponents this time out, the club will look to capitalize on their momentum heading into their next contest.
On this night it was Kevin Love leading the show from a statistical perspective. His 28 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 blocks and 2 steals in 28 minutes topped all players in terms of general production. Ask anybody, however - Love included - and the most important part is that the Cavaliers walked away with the W. Each win adds up over the course of the season with the end goal being far more satisfying than a Tweetable stat line.
Joining Love in the winning effort was LeBron James. Had it not been for James rounding out the Cavs's attack with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists of his own, we may have been looking at a different outcome.
Beyond any individual contributions, one of the major reasons why it was the Cavaliers walking away victorious was Cleveland's ability to limit Orlando's offensive output. By holding the Magic to less than they usually produce the Cavaliers made their life considerably easier.
Up next for the reeling Cavs will be a date with the while the visiting Magic will look to bounce back in a matchup with the Brooklyn Nets.
Love 55.0 FP
James 54.5 FP
Irving 49.0 FP
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