Pelicans send Cavs to 9th straight loss in 35-point blowout
The lopsided margin provided added playing time for the New Orleans bench, which scored 46 points after having just five in a 126-121 loss at Brooklyn on Wednesday. Darius Miller led the way with 14 points and Jahlil Okafor added 10.
New Orleans shot 58.0 percent from the floor and 51.9 percent on 3-pointers in compiling its largest victory margin of the season. It surpassed that of a 132-106 win against Dallas on Dec. 5.
The Cavaliers have lost by an average of 18.7 points during the losing streak that has solidified their position as the team with the worst record in the NBA.
New Orleans led by nine at halftime and took control at the start of the third quarter.
Moore scored the first basket, then Holiday made back-to-back 3-pointers and Moore converted a three-point play.
Davis made two free throws and Randle added a basket that completed the 15-0 run, giving the Pelicans a 76-52 lead.
Jones' basket ended Cleveland's drought, but the Pelicans led by as many as 30 points before settling for a 98-72 lead after three quarters.
The Pelicans, who gave up 39 first-quarter points in the loss at Brooklyn, got off to a much better start against the Cavaliers, who were completing a set of back-to-back games, having lost to Utah, 117-91, at home on Friday.
New Orleans rebuilt the lead to 61-52 at halftime.
--Field Level Media
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