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Final Score: Cavs beat Hornets 115-107, pick up third straight win

It’s the first Cleveland has been over .500.

NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Charlotte Hornets Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

For the first time this season, the Cleveland Cavaliers have three straight games.

On Wednesday night in Charlotte, the Cavs beat the Hornets 115-107. LeBron James lead with 31 points and Kevin Love added 22 points of his own. The win, the last of the Cavs’ three-game road trip, also puts theCavs over .500 for the first time since Oct. 28.

The Cavs lead 36-30 after one with James scoring 14 points in the opening quarter. But the Hornets responded with Kemba Walker coming alive for Charlotte. In large part due to a 13-0 run, the Hornets lead 67-61 at the half.

In the third quarter, James picked up two offensive fouls — sending him to the bench with 3:31 to go in the period and the Cavs down three. Normally, this may cause the Cavs to crater or fall further behind. Instead, the Cavs lead by seven when James turned with 8:58 left in the fourth quarter. Charlotte also scored only 17 points in the third quarter, a season low for any Cavs opponent in a single quarter.

The Cavs next play on Friday at home against the Los Angeles Clippers.