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Kaman scores 21 as Hornets top Cavaliers 89-84

Updated: 23 February 2012 11:25 IST

Chris Kaman scored 21 points and the New Orleans Hornets held off a late Cleveland rally for an 89-84 win over the Cavaliers on Wednesday.

Kaman scores 21 as Hornets top Cavaliers 89-84

Cleveland:

Chris Kaman scored 21 points and the New Orleans Hornets held off a late Cleveland rally for an 89-84 win over the Cavaliers on Wednesday.

Rookie point guard Kyrie Irving, who made several clutch plays in Cleveland's back-to-back one-point wins over Sacramento and Detroit, was held to six points, tying his career low that occurred in his first NBA game against Toronto on Dec. 26.

Irving's jumper with 2:08 to play cut New Orleans' lead to 76-74, but Kaman's dunk and Marco Belinelli's 3-pointer put the Hornets ahead 81-74 with 1:04 to play.

Antawn Jamison led Cleveland with 22 points. Irving, who shot 2 of 13 from the field, recorded a career-high with 11 assists. Cleveland missed a chance to win three straight games for the first time this season.



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