Posted March 18, 2012 on AP on Fox
Kyrie Irving is returning to the state where he starred in high school. Deron Williams will be waiting for him. A former New Jersey high school standout, Irving will try to help his Cleveland Cavaliers end a three-game slide Monday night against Williams and the New Jersey Nets. Irving leads all rookies with 18.6 points per game as he plays his first professional game in the Garden State. He became a McDonald's All-American a few miles from Newark at St. Patrick High School in Elizabeth, N.J., before spending one season at Duke. He will match up with Williams for the third time. Irving scored a season-high 32 points the last time these point guards met, but Williams had 27 and 10 assists as the Nets (15-31) won 99-96 in Cleveland on Jan. 27. Williams outscored Irving 16-13 in New Jersey's 98-82 loss there Jan. 1. Cavaliers coach Byron Scott made a controversial move by resting Irving for the first 4:17 of the fourth quarter Sunday as Cleveland's deficit grew from eig...

Video: Nets pull off double alley-oop

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Box Score: Cavaliers 105, Nets 100

It was the night of the rookies for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Tristan Thompson scored a career high 27 points and Kyrie Irving had 26 points (14 of them in the 4th quarter) as the Cavaliers came away with a nice win in New Jersey. The Cavaliers got off to a hot start as Tristan Thompson was active in the post and was punishing the Brook Lopez-less Nets with dunk after dunk. The Cavs...

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Twitter Q+A's with Tristan Thompson, Luke Walton and the Cavaliers Social Media Community

On Sunday I used my credentialed access to the Cavs / Hawks game in order to ask a couple players a few of the questions that I received from the Cleveland Cavaliers Twittersphere leading up to the game, and I appreciate everybody who tweeted questions at me for that. I ended up asking Tristan Thompson two of the questions that I received before the game, and Luke Walton a third...

Cavaliers waive F Kopono

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Ten Things That Happened In Friday Night’s Nets Game

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Nets Finish Third Quarter On Highest Of High Notes, But Lose To Hornets Despite Gerald Green’s Clutchness

No one connected on any buzzer-beating half-court heaves, but I’d argue that what the New Jersey Nets accomplished in the closing moments of the third quarter in their eventual loss to the Hornets tops a lucky shot. In his first game as a Net, Gerald Wallace got involved on both ends of the floor during a 35-second sequence of events that saw the home team expand their lead from...

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The Nets have signed Gerald Green for the remainder of the 11-12 NBA season.

Tristan Thompson is now averaging 17 & 9 as a starter, and Donald Sloan can play

Tristan Thompson received a Cavs Zine Two last Tuesday, he most likely finished reading it this week, and then went for 27 points and 12 rebounds last night in New Jersey. There are no coincidences there, obviously. Nor is there any coincidence to the way that Tristan played just after being called out by Coach Byron Scott following the loss to the Hawks on Sunday either. Zaza Pachulia...

Short-handed Hawks run past Cavaliers

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Hornets 102, Nets 94

Chris Kaman scored 20 points, including a key 23-foot jumper with a second left on the shot clock and 45 seconds left in the game, giving the New Orleans Hornets a 102-94 win over the New Jersey Nets on Saturday night. With the Hornets leading 95-94, Kaman made his jumper and then Marco Belinelli sealed the win with a fall-away 3-pointer with 16.8 seconds left, also with the shot...
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