NEW ORLEANS—The Hornets are red hot heading to the All-Star break.
Chris Kaman scored 21 points and pulled down 13 rebounds as New Orleans closed the first half of the season with a 89-82 win at Cleveland.
Rookie Gustavo Ayon added 9 points, 17 rebounds, and 4 assists. The Hornets have won 4 of their last 6 games, and lost Tuesday night in overtime at Indiana. Marco Bellinelli scored 19 points, including a three pointer that gave the Hornets an 81-74 lead.
New Orleans led 71-59 before Cleveland scored 11 straight fourth quarter points. The Hornets are now 8-25 on the season.