The Bobcats (2-2) trailed 35-23 early in the second quarter, but cut the lead to 42-40 at halftime. Charlotte outscored Cleveland 32-17 in the third quarter to go ahead 72-59 and pulled away.
Cleveland rookie Kenny Kadjl suffered a cut over his right eye and was taken to the locker room for three stitches.
Marc Stein provides an update on Kevin Durant's free agent status, with the Warriors, Spurs and Thunder setting up meetings. Stein believes Thunder have a great shot to keep him, but they still have to make their pitch.
Kevin Durant, the top prize of the 2016 free-agent market, will sit down first with the Warriors, Spurs and Thunder, sources said.
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby react to President Obama and Tyronn Lue's phone call in which the President urges Coach Lue to have his players keep their shirts on.