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This happened a lot.
The Cavs nearly stole this one. Well, they nearly forced overtime.
Cleveland dug themselves a decent sized hole, forcing themselves to play catch-up for the bulk of the night, but they had a shot. With a player like Kyrie Irving, you always have a shot.
It wasn’t Irving’s best game; Kyrie finished with 13 points on just 5-16 shooting and was 1-6 from behind the arc. But when Irving’s three made the score 101-100 with just five seconds to play, the Cavs had a chance. Joe Johnson’s free throws put the Nets up three and there was one more chance for Kyrie’s late game magic.
Irving got a decent look at the game tying three from the top of the key, it just didn’t stay down.
If it wasn’t for hot shooting of CJ Miles, Kryie wouldn’t have been in position to attempt that game tying heave. Miles scored 33 points off the bench and hit a career high 8-10 from behind the arc. The Nets threatened to blow this game open in the first period, feeding Brook Lopez (35 points, 11 ...
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The Brooklyn Nets have requested waivers on small forward Josh Childress, the team announced tonight after its 103-100 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King told ESPN New York radio on Sunday that interim coach P.J. Carlesimo is the coach for now and that the team is not actively looking for a permanent replacement for fired coach Avery Johnson. Phil Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy have been rumored candidates but King said he has "not contacted anybody," that the team "supports"...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Brook Lopez scored a season-high 35 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets improved to 2-0 under interim coach P.J. Carlesimo by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 103-100 on Saturday night.
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