Paul George Drops 36 points, Clippers Defeat Cavaliers 121-99


CLEVELAND, OH -- After a slow start, the Cavaliers found themselves down by as much as 13 points in the opening quarter, before trimming the lead down to just 3 at the half. The Clippers outpowered the Cavaliers in the second half, outscoring them by 19 points. Paul George was lights out from beyond the arc, leading the visiting Clippers to a 121-99 win over the Cavaliers.

The Los Angles Clippers came into Wednesday's game leading the league in total 3-point percentage, and they continued to be piping hot from three. Paul George refused to allow the Cavaliers to crawl back into the game on Wednesday night, knocking down 8 of 9 three balls on his way to a 36 point night. The former league MVP Kawhi Leonard chipped in 24 points on 9-14 shooting from the field. Los Angeles big man Ivica Zubac recorded a double-double off of the bench, scoring 10 points while securing 16 boards.

The Cavaliers young backcourt duo combined for 50 points, Sexton scoring 27 and Garland recording 23 points. For one of the few times this season, Cleveland big man Andre Drummond fell short of a double-double, scoring 13 points and bringing in just 5 rebounds.

Cleveland will host the Milwaukee Bucks for two games in the upcoming weekend as the schedule continues to get more and more tough for this young Cavaliers team. Tip-off on Friday evening is set for 7:30 pm ET at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio. Check out highlights from tonight's game below!