Cavaliers vs Pelicans Replay – January 23, 2017


NBA Regular season 2016-2017 Cleveland Cavaliers vs New Orleans Pelicans replay, full games Today, 9:00 AM Smoothie King Center.

Jones, Holiday lead Pelicans past Cavs 124-122.

LeBron James stroked his beard as he sat in his locker and tried to make sense of Cleveland’s recent slide. Losses to powerhouses like Golden State and San Antonio were a little easier to shake off. But Monday night’s result with New Orleans All-Star Anthony Davis in street clothes was tougher to take.

Terrence Jones filled in brilliantly for injured Davis, tying a career high with 36 points, grabbing 11 rebounds and blocking James’ dunk attempt late in the fourth quarter, and the Pelicans held on for a 124-122 victory against the late-charging Cavs.

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Jrue Holiday added 33 points and 10 assists for the Pelicans, and Langston Galloway capped a 12-point night with a clean steal on James’ drive in the final minute, preventing the Cavs from erasing a deficit they had trimmed from 22 late in the first half to three with 1:32 left in the game.

Kyrie Irving scoring 35 of his 49 points in the second half, but Cleveland fell to its fifth loss in seven games. James had 26 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds, and Kevin Love scored 22 points for the Cavaliers, who could not quite keep pace with a Pelicans squad that tied a season high for 3-pointers with 16 and shot 49.4 percent (43 of 87).