Belated Net Worth: Nets 122, Cavaliers 117 (OT)

Cleveland Cavaliers 117 Final
Recap | Box Score
122 New Jersey Nets
Kris Humphries, PF 39 MIN | 6-15 FG | 4-4 FT | 11 REB | 3 AST | 16 PTS | +2

Another solid performance from Humphries and another double-double. He attacked the rim ferociously and had a few key rebounds late.

Deron Williams, PG 39 MIN | 8-19 FG | 2-2 FT | 2 REB | 10 AST | 18 PTS | -6

Certainly wasn’t his best game, but was just solid enough for him to drag us to the finish line. His shots weren’t fall, but he still commanded the offense late and got others involved.

MarShon Brooks, G 29 MIN | 6-11 FG | 2-3 FT | 7 REB | 2 AST | 14 PTS | +1

The MarShon Brooks point guard experiment was a result of Avery trying to inject more confidence into Brooks by giving him more responsibility. The results are still undetermined, but Brooks total court game has evolved and him catching outlet passes and attacking in transition adds a new dimension to his game.

Anthony Morrow, SG 29 MIN | 8-17 FG | 5-5 FT | 4 REB | 0 AST | 24 PTS | +11

Huge lift off the bench and hit some big three-pointers down the stretch as well as his usual late game free throw icing.

Gerald Green, SG 38 MIN | 11-18 FG | 5-5 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 32 PTS | +5

The best game of his NBA career and an amazing turn of events considering Green was on the outside looking in at the league a little over a month ago.

Three Things We Saw

  1. Everyone is expecting the Nets to be tanking, or wanting to tank, but in actuality the Nets are playing the best basketball of the season right now. They’ve won six of nine games and the Lakers game could have easily been a win and they played the Blazer without DWill. Carrying some momentum into the offseason wouldn’t necessarily be a terrible thing.
  2. We’re holding our breath for Gerald Wallace who’s reckless style help him make a spectacular play, but also hurt his hamstring in the process. The Nets have had one of the all-time worst seasons as far as injury loss and this is just another example.
  3. Five games left in the Garden State..