Eric Gordon netted 20 points and distributed nine assists as New Orleans recorded a third straight victory.
Al-Farouq Aminu and Brian Roberts each contributed 12 points.
Anthony Bennett, the first overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, had his best game as a pro for the Cavaliers, supplying 15 points and eight rebounds.
Kyrie Irving posted 23 points and Dion Waiters had 21 as Cleveland fell for the fourth time in five games.
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