Quick Recap: Cleveland Cavs 104, New Jersey Nets 97

The Devin Harris-less Nets continued their string of keeping games close, hanging with the Cleveland Cavaliers for most of the game, but inevitably falling 104-97 in Cleveland tonight.

  • The Nets, who actually led for parts of the first half, got quality performance from three of their starters tonight with Courtney Lee leading the way with 24 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Brook Lopez had a double-double with 23 points and 14 rebounds, while Jarvis Hayes recovered from his nasty collision on Saturday, scoring 19 points, including 3-6 from three.
  • The Nets bench wasn’t so hot, scoring only 9 points collectively, while the Cavs reserves pitched in with 37.
  • Both teams shot over 50 percent for the game, with the Cavs hitting on 52.7 percent of their shots and the Nets on 51.4 percent.
  • A typical night for the king, as LeBron finished with 32 points and 11 assists. Jawad Williams had a career high 17 points off the bench for Cleveland and Anderson Varejao continued to be a thorn in the Nets side with 15 points, 9 rebounds, and a bunch of disruptive hustle plays. Take note Kris Humphries.