DAYTON, Ohio, Oct. 20 (Ticker) --
A third quarter swoon again did in the
The expansion Bobcats remained winless in the preseason with a
103-77 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, who got 16 points from
LeBron James and pulled away in the second half.
Charlotte (0-4) has been outscored by at least 10 points in each
of its last three third quarters, allowing 32 points in each.
The Cavaliers won the third quarter, 32-17, building on a
seven-point halftime lead.
Zydrunas Ilgauskas and Anderson Varejao each scored 16 points
for the Cavaliers.
Rookie Emeka Okafor and Jahidi White scored 12 points apiece and
Primoz Brezec chipped in 10 for Charlotte, which was outscored,
85-59, after the first quarter.