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Bobcats use huge second-half run to beat Cavs

Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 16 points and the Charlotte Bobcats used a big second-half run Friday night to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 86-80 and push their road winning streak to three games.

Josh McRoberts added 13 points, Kemba Walker and Ramon Sessions both scored 12 and Jeff Taylor had 11 for the Bobcats (5-4), who got their second win of the season over Cleveland.

"None of us really shot the ball well, but we just scrapped that one out. It was all effort. We wanted to win," said Bobcats guard Gerald Henderson, who finished with eight points. "This is the kind of team we can be all season, as long as we keep working together and playing hard."

The Cavaliers (3-7) lost for the first time in four home games this season and dropped their third in a row overall. They got 18 points and 10 assists from Kyrie Irving and 15 points apiece from Earl Clark and Tristan Thompson.

Seven Bobcats scored during a 40-17 run spanning the third and fourth quarters that turned a 12-point deficit into an 11-point lead with six minutes left.

Sessions led the way with nine points and Kidd-Gilchrist came on late to chip in eight, including a three-point play to cap the burst and make it 81-70.

The Cavs cut it to six late, but McRoberts' 3-pointer from the left corner gave the Bobcats breathing room.

The Bobcats snapped a four-game road losing streak against the Cavs and won for only the second time in 15 games all-time in Cleveland.

"About halfway through the third quarter into the fourth we didn't play with a sense of urgency at all," said Cavs coach Mike Brown. "Charlotte got everything they wanted. They got into a rhythm and from there it snowballed."

The Bobcats shot 40 percent for the game but just 26.3 percent in the first quarter. They stayed close until the Cavs went on a 9-0 run spanning the first and second to take a 22-12 lead. Tyler Zeller scored the first five points during the surge.

Charlotte tied the score later on Gerald Henderson's tip-in but Thompson scored the last four points of the half to give Cleveland a 37-33 lead at the break.

Game Notes

Bismack Biyombo had 12 rebounds and three blocks for Cleveland ... Cody Zeller had eight points for the Bobcats, three more than brother Tyler scored for the Cavs ... The Bobcats beat the Cavaliers 90-84 on Nov. 1 in Charlotte ... The Bobcats return home to play the Miami Heat on Saturday night ... The Cavs are on the road in Washington Saturday night. They are 0-6 away from home this season.

11/15 23:38:08 ET

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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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