Davis looked as if he may have been hindered by the right ankle sprain he suffered in Tuesday's loss to Portland and he was a non-factor on offense most of the night.
The last time James failed to score at least 10 points in a game was January 5, 2007, when he had eight points in 43 minutes on 3-for-13 shooting against the Milwaukee Bucks.
"I think we missed makable shots".
Since being acquired from the Sacramento Kings at the National Basketball Association trade deadline last month, Hill has appeared in 21 games for the Cavs, starting in each of them.
Last meeting: The Pelicans won 123-101 on October 28 in New Orleans. He will only observe and not sit on the bench as the Cavs face the Pelicans.
Cleveland turned things around on offense and stormed their way back from a 10-point halftime deficit and went into the fourth quarter holding an 80-79 lead.
Cleveland has been a different team since Love returned to the lineup.
Lue's illness is just one of many setbacks this season for the Cavs, who thanks to LeBron James, have managed to stay playoff-bound despite numerous injuries and a roster-flipping makeover at the trade deadline. The Pelicans have taken the bad with the good, though, as Holiday has committed 12 of those 32 turnovers in the last two games. It's unclear if his injury was a serious one.
Cavs assistant head coach Larry Drew took over as interim head coach during Lue's absence. Drew II did not play on Friday night.
Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue is ready to rejoin the team almost two weeks after leaving to address some medical issues, according to a report Friday from ESPN. And Sunday's match-up with Oklahoma City is even bigger now.
Cleveland has won six of seven heading into Friday's matchup with the Pelicans.