Originally posted on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 1/27/12

The New Jersey Nets looked like a completely different team than the one that the Cavaliers blew out on New Year’s Day in The Q. The backcourt duo of Deron Williams and Anthony Morrow lit up the wine and gold with 49 combined points as the Nets drained 11 three pointers and led by double digits for most of this one. Kyrie Irving led a dramatic late charge for the Cavs, scoring 21 of his 32 in the final act and 17 of those in the final three minutes, but they started their run just a little too late. Antawn Jamison added 20 points for the Cavaliers as the Cavaliers fall to 7-11 on the season.

 

New Jersey Starters Pos Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts D. Williams G 39:17 9-18 5-9 4-5 +11 0 2 10 6 2 1 1 1 27 A. Morrow G 37:44 8-18 2-8 4-4 +10 2 6 2 0 1 1 0 2 22 S. Williams C 32:12 1-3 0-0 2-2 +5 3 7 2 0 1 3 1 2 4 K. Humphries F 32:50 7-13 0-0 4-4 +10 3 11 1 1 2 1 0 3 18 D. Stevenson F 24:30 2-3 2-3 0-2 +1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 6 Bench Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts Totals 36-79 11-28 16-21 11 35 27 14 7 7 3 22 99 Percentages .456 .393 .762 Team Rebounds: 12 J. Farmar 24:27 5-12 1-3 0-0 +2 0 0 7 3 1 0 0 3 11 S. Williams 17:04 2-6 1-4 0-0 -7 2 2 2 1 0 1 1 4 5 L. Owens 12:38 0-1 0-1 0-0 -9 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 J. Petro 12:25 2-3 0-0 2-2 +3 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 2 6 S. Gaines 6:53 0-2 0-0 0-2 -11 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 M. Brooks DNP – Sore Left Achilles D. James DNP – Inactive B. Lopez DNP – Inactive M. Okur DNP – Sore Lower Back J. Williams DNP – Inactive Cleveland Starters Pos Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts K. Irving G 31:17 12-20 2-5 6-8 +1 4 6 2 1 2 0 3 2 32 A. Parker G 25:23 3-5 1-2 1-2 -4 1 2 3 2 0 0 0 2 8 A. Varejao C 33:22 1-4 0-1 2-2 +5 2 9 3 0 1 1 1 3 4 A. Jamison F 31:03 8-18 2-3 2-4 +3 2 6 1 1 1 1 1 2 20 O. Casspi F 19:43 4-8 0-2 0-2 -15 2 3 1 2 0 0 1 2 8 Bench Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts Totals 38-81 6-19 14-24 15 45 18 16 6 3 7 20 96 Percentages .469 .316 .583 Team Rebounds: 9 A. Gee 25:57 2-4 0-1 2-2 +5 1 7 2 3 0 0 0 1 6 D. Gibson 24:57 0-5 0-4 0-0 +8 0 3 4 2 1 0 0 4 0 R. Sessions 16:43 5-8 1-1 0-0 -4 0 2 2 3 0 0 0 1 11 T. Thompson 15:37 2-5 0-0 1-2 -8 0 3 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 S. Samuels 8:48 1-2 0-0 0-2 -3 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 R. Hollins 7:10 0-2 0-0 0-0 -3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 S. Erden DNP – Coach’s Decision C. Eyenga DNP – Coach’s Decision L. Harangody DNP – Inactive M. Thompson DNP – Inactive Game Info Technical Fouls: None Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH Attendance: 13,121 Officials: Dick Bavetta, Zach Zarba, Kevin Cutler Duration: 2:15
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