The new year is looking good for the Cavaliers
LeBron James took the lead once again for the Cavaliers, beating the Orlando Magics 104-79 to secure their first win for 2016.
James secured 29 points, 5 boards, and 3 assists, while Kyrie Irving –who was benched in their last game – put in 13 points, 2 rebounds, and 5 assists to top off the new year.
The Cavs pushed strong right from the opening quarter, securing an 11-point lead in the first 5 minutes of the game with James, Irving, and Thompson controlling the floor. First quarter ended with a 29-13 lead for the Cavaliers.
At the half, the Cavs were up 55-32.
The Magics tried to cut the lead at the third, with Evan Fournier and Jason Smith trying to get the situation uner their control; but it was not enough to stun the raging Cavs. It was 81-53 for the Cavaliers by the end of the third.
At the fourth, the Magics were struggling for points coming from a huge 28-point deficit. But the Cavs made sure they can’t recover, with Jones and Williams sinking a total of six points from the freethrow line. Aaron Gordon’s driving dunk shot at the 30 second mark was the last attempt of the Magics to cut their loss.
Gordon to the top spot for the Magics with 11 points and seven boards, while Mario Hezonja and Shabazz Napier each scored 10 points.
This is the 13th win of the Cavs over the Magics, including two loop-sided wins this season.
The Magics visit Detroit on Monday (Tuesday in the Philippines), while the Cavaliers host Toronto.[fb_instant_article_ad_01]?