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.
James Harden doesn't play much defense and his relationship with teammates was strained, but his season was good enough to make an All-NBA team.
The Rockets are finalizing a deal to make Mike D'Antoni their new head coach, a source told ESPN's Calvin Watkins.
Ramona Shelburne sheds light on why Kevin Durant's possible departure from the Thunder would devastate OKC far worse than when LeBron James took his talents to South Beach.