By Nick Ziegler (@Ziggy26x)
April 3rd, 2013
Brooklyn Nets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Post Game Recap
Final Score: Nets 113 Cavaliers 95
The Brooklyn Nets were able to finish up their circus road-trip in strong fashion with a blowout win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night. Brooklyn with the win finished their road-trip with a 5-3 record, which is the most road wins ever for the Nets on a road-trip, and our guaranteed to have a winning record on the road for the first time in franchise history.
- MarShon Brooks making his first start of the season for the injured Joe Johnson had a career game in the win. Brooks hit his first 10 shots from the field, and finished with a career-high 27 points on 12 for 16 shooting. Brooks also tied a career-high in assists, as he dished out seven dimes in 37 minutes. The only downside to Brooks’ great game would be that he did turn the ball over five times, something that has been a problem for the Nets most of the year.
- The big Point Guard match-up between All-Star Kyrie Irving and former All-Star Deron Williams went in the favor of Williams and the Nets. Williams was able to score 24 points on eight for 14 shooting, including going a perfect four for four from deep. Williams also dished out eight assists, and for the first time all season Williams was able to dunk in the second quarter. For Irving today was not his day, as he is battling a shoulder injury. Irving scored 16 points on five for 16 shooting, with six assists, as Williams got the best of the banged up Irving on Wednesday.
- Nets Power Forward Reggie Evans was a terror once again on the boards, as he’s been most of the season. Evans was able to grab a game-high 18 rebounds to go along with his eight points on three for five shooting.
- As expected with Johnson and Gerald Wallace out of the lineup C.J. Watson would be getting a good amount of playing time, and coming off the bench Watson played very well leading the second unit. Watson scored 12 points on four for six shooting, which was the most points from a player of the Nets bench, and he also had seven assists. Jerry Stackhouse also got some run, and played well scoring nine points on four for six shooting in 20 minutes.
- In a blowout win their obviously isn’t too many bad things that happen, but the Cavaliers bench was able to get some good play from a few players. Marreese Speights led the charge from the Cavaliers bench with a double-double, as Speights scored 16 points on seven for 13 shooting to go along with 10 rebounds. C.J. Miles was also able to score in double-digits off the bench, as Miles scored 11 points on three for four shooting in just 13 minutes.
Next up for the Nets will be the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night in the Nets first home game in a long time.