Originally posted on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 12/29/12
Brook Lopez was just too much for the depleted and young Cavalier frontcourt. The Brooklyn big man had a game-high 35 points and fouled Tyler Zeller out as the Cavaliers used a late surge to close the gap against the Nets, but Kyrie Irving’s game-tying three-point attempt misfired as time expired, giving the Nets a 103-100 win at the Barclays Center. C.J. Miles led the team with a season-high 33 points which included 8-of-10 three pointers. Tristan Thompson added another double-double with 17 points and 15 rebounds, and Irving scored 13 on just 5-of-16 shooting. For Brooklyn, Joe Johnson and Deron Williams each added 15 points of their own. The Cavaliers just could not keep the Nets off the foul line as they were outnumbered in that department 39-19 in attempts. After three days off, the 7-25 Cavaliers next face the Sacramento Kings at home. Cleveland Starters Pos Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts K. Irving G 34:54 5-16 1-6 2-2 -1 0 4 7 2 1 0 0 3 13 D. Waiters G 32:24 2-8 0-1 1-2 -9 0 2 4 4 3 0 0 1 5 T. Zeller C 27:25 6-14 0-0 0-0 -20 4 7 1 2 0 0 2 6 12 T. Thompson F 36:04 5-11 0-0 7-8 +8 9 15 1 2 0 2 0 4 17 A. Gee F 32:04 4-9 0-1 2-2 -7 0 4 1 4 3 0 0 1 10 Bench Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts Totals 38-82 9-20 15-19 13 40 21 18 7 2 4 24 100 Percentages .463 .450 .789 Team Rebounds: 7 C.J. Miles 34:13 11-15 8-10 3-3 +7 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 5 33 L. Walton 29:50 2-4 0-2 0-2 +9 0 4 6 2 0 0 0 3 4 J. Pargo 13:06 3-5 0-0 0-0 -2 0 2 1 1 0 0 2 1 6 O. Casspi DNP – Coach’s Decision D. Gibson DNP – Inactive K. Jones DNP – Coach’s Decision J. Leuer DNP – Coach’s Decision S. Livingston DNP – Coach’s Decision S. Samuels DNP – Inactive A. Varejao DNP – Inactive Brooklyn Starters Pos Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts J. Johnson G 41:22 6-13 1-4 2-2 +14 1 2 2 1 3 0 0 1 15 D. Williams G 39:58 5-12 0-3 5-6 +5 0 4 7 1 2 0 0 2 15 B. Lopez C 35:35 13-20 0-0 9-11 +15 5 11 1 2 0 1 0 5 35 G. Wallace F 37:04 1-6 0-2 5-8 -2 2 10 3 2 2 1 0 1 7 K. Bogans F 19:14 1-3 1-2 0-0 +5 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 3 Bench Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts Totals 35-75 4-15 29-39 12 39 15 12 12 4 2 16 103 Percentages .467 .267 .744 Team Rebounds: 12 R. Evans 21:42 1-5 0-0 5-6 -8 3 10 0 1 3 0 2 3 7 J. Stackhouse 17:49 3-5 1-2 1-2 -7 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 8 A. Blatche 11:49 2-5 1-1 2-4 -10 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 7 C.J. Watson 8:58 1-2 0-1 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 M. Brooks 6:29 2-4 0-0 0-0 +4 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 4 J. Childress DNP – Inactive K. Humphries DNP – Inactive T. Shengelia DNP – Coach’s Decision T. Taylor DNP – Coach’s Decision M. Teletovic DNP – Coach’s Decision  
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