The Cavs are almost at full strength, and it showed against the Hornets.
Darius Garland, Jarrett Allen and Larry Nance Jr. returned to the lineup against Charlotte, leaving the Cavs with only Collin Sexton out injured.
Cleveland started the game with a quick 7-0 run, and did not relinquish the lead until halfway through the third quarter. The Cavs took back the lead just seconds after they lost it, and never looked back. They pulled away with four threes in six possessions late in the fourth quarter, three of them by Taurean Prince.
Prince led the way for the Cavs, scoring 25 points off the bench on 6-8 from three. Garland looked good in his return to action, scoring 17 points and recording 7 assists on over 50% shooting. Allen picked up right where he left off with 15 points and 8 rebounds. Nance looked a little bit off, however, scoring just 5 points on 1-7 shooting and 0-3 from three.
The Cavs held Charlotte to just 40.5% shooting and kept them under 100 points, the first time Cleveland has done that in three weeks.
It was a complete performance on both ends for the Cavaliers, and with Sexton likely returning soon, Cleveland will finally be fully healthy,
Up Next: The Cavs will take on the Golden State Warriors at home on Thursday night. Tipoff is at 8 p.m.