CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jeffery Taylor scored 20 points off the bench on 7 of 11 shooting and Gerald Henderson had 19 and the Charlotte Bobcats beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-92 in a preseason game Thursday night.
Point guard Kemba Walker and forward Cody Zeller both ended with 13 points, with the latter pulling down eight rebounds as well in the victory at Time Warner Cable Arena.
Former Cleveland guard Ramon Sessions had 12 points and Josh McRoberts added 10 points, six rebounds, five assists and two block for the Bobcats, who had Michael Kidd-Gilchrist left the game with a strained right hamstring after playing 16 minutes.
Kyrie Irving led the Cleveland Cavaliers with 20 points and five rebounds, while former LA Lakers Small Forward Earl Clark had 12 points and Tristan Thompson chipped in with 11 points and eight boards.
Jermaine Taylor also had 11 points in the defeat for Cleveland who opens the regular season at home against the Brooklyn Nets next Wednesday night at Quicken Loans Arena.