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Friday, March 7th (All times Eastern)

Cleveland Cavaliers (24-38) at Charlotte Bobcats (28-33), 7 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers will try to pick themselves up from a recent loss when they visit the Charlotte Bobcats Friday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

The Cavaliers were handed a 122-101 setback to the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday at Quicken Loans Arena and blew a 23-13 lead after the first quarter. San Antonio came alive in the second stanza, scoring 37 of the 54 points.

"You just have to tip your hat off to a great team like that. They were great tonight and just messed up our rotations. Playing pick-and-roll, guys were hitting shots, making plays. They made it tough on us on both ends of the floor," said Irving.

Irving and Dion Waiters scored 24 points apiece, while Spencer Hawes added 20 points and 13 rebounds. Irving has scored 20-plus points in each of his last five games, averaging 25.8 ppg in that stretch. Hawes has played well since coming over via trade with Philadelphia, posting 14.7 points and 9.9 boards.

The Cavs, losers in five of seven games, will work on their 9-22 road mark Friday and still have a shot at making the postseason in the weak Eastern Conference. They currently sit 3 1/2 games off the eighth and final spot.

Meanwhile, the Bobcats bounced back in a big way with Wednesday's 109-87 drubbing of the NBA-best Indiana Pacers at Time Warner Cable Arena.

One game after Miami Heat star LeBron James lit them up for a franchise-record 61 points, the Bobcats took care of the Pacers, who trailed 28-8 after the first quarter. Indiana did have a 30-19 advantage in the second quarter, but Charlotte won the next two stanzas (62-49).

Al Jefferson was busy with 34 points on 16-of-25 shooting and eight rebounds, while Kemba Walker chipped in 19 points. The Bobcats, currently seeded seventh in the East, shot 51.2 percent and made 9-of-18 3-pointers, and scored 22 points off 18 Indiana turnovers.

Jefferson has scored 30-plus points in back-to-back games and is posting 20 or more points in 21 of his last 24 games, averaging 26.4 points and 11.0 rebounds over that time. He is the only player in the Eastern Conference averaging at least 20.0 points and 10.0 boards.

He has scored 30 points in nine of the previous 16 games and impressed Pacers head coach Frank Vogel last time out.

"Tough loss for our guys," said Vogel. "Everybody needs to question the Eastern Conference coaches voting why Al Jefferson wasn't on the All-Star team. Clearly he's one of the best in the game and he showed that tonight."

Jefferson and Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star Kevin Love are the only two players averaging at least 25.0 points and 10.0 rebounds since Jan. 11.

Charlotte, which ended a three-game slide and won for the fifth time in eight tries, has won five in a row at home and owns a 16-14 mark as the host. The Bobcats won seven in a row at home from March 5-26, 2010.

The Bobcats have beaten Cleveland twice already this season and the two teams will meet again April 5 at Quicken Loans Arena. The Bobcats are on a three- game winning streak in this series, while Cleveland has lost six of eight trips to Time Warner Cable Arena.

03/07 10:27:49 ET

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3rd
CHA 70
ORL 51
 
9:30pm Tonight
DUKE
TEMPL
3rd
CHA 70
ORL 51
 
3rd
PHI 58
PHO 90
 
Half
ATL 50
DET 40
 
2nd
TOR 62
MIL 38
 
2nd
MEM 31
BOS 25
 
2nd
OKC 27
BRK 24
 
2nd
WAS 28
CLE 23
 
2nd
MIN 30
SAN 29
 
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DAL
LAL
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DEN
NOP
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POR
CHI
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GSW
UTA
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BUF 0
KSU 0
1st
RICE 0
UTEP 0
 
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SDST
AFA
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SJST
Final
COC 50
TEXAM 59
Final
DREX 70
USC 72
Final
GWEBB 72
CLEM 70
Final
MIAMI 79
AKR 51
Final
UCONN 75
DAY 64
Final
NEV 60
SHU 68
Final
LONG 81
UNCG 79
Final
ARKPB 46
VALPO 59
 
Final
WVU 70
BC 66
 
Final
TOWS 58
CCST 49
 
Final
YALE 70
ILLCH 58
 
Final
IOWA 63
SYR 66
 
Final
HAMP 82
ALCOR 69
 
2nd
ODU 64
LSU 60
 
2nd
KENT 59
BU 48
 
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SCAR 48
CHAR 53
 
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UVA 50
GWU 37
 
2nd
WCU 62
HIWASSEE 49
 
2nd
GT 53
MAST 49
 
2nd
RIDE 59
LEH 55
 
2nd
MSU 74
LOYC 38
 
2nd
CMICH 64
MAINE 44
 
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BUF 0
MNTST 0
 
2nd
BAY 49
PVU 34
 
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HOF 54
USB 59
 
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OREG 60
TOL 51
 
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UGA 61
TROY 48
 
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STAN 69
UNLV 42
 
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FAIR 33
WOFF 47
 
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EMICH 45
YOUNG 45
 
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MON 38
COOK 25
 
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FIU 41
FLMEM 23
 
2nd
KSU 43
SILL 28
 
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CAL 21
TEX 31
 
Half
GMAS 20
NMU 30
 
1st
ILL 35
PEAY 20
 
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ARK 27
DELST 26
 
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MCNST 40
JCHR 34
 
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NDST 22
KNST 17
 
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OKST 35
UWMIL 15
 
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LATU 19
MORE 19
 
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SDKST 21
NDAK 25
 
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XAV 31
STEPH 26
 
1st
UF 17
LAMON 26
 
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COLST
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WASU
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WEBER
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ORU
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PSU
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UCR
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DUKE
TEMPL
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CPSL
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AMER
PBY
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SEAT
WASH
 
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LBSU
KYST
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HAW
PITT
2nd Intermission
CLB 2
BOS 0
 
2nd Intermission
PIT 3
NYI 4
 
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BUF 0
NYR 0
 
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