Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - MarShon Brooks picked a perfect night to
score a career-high 27 points on 12-of-16 shooting, as the short-handed
Brooklyn Nets thumped the slumping Cleveland Cavaliers, 113-95, on Wednesday
at Quicken Loans Arena.
Brooks, who added seven assists and four rebounds, shot a perfect 9-of-9 from
the field in the first half for 19 points. The Nets ended a two-game skid and
were without Joe Johnson, who has missed the last five games with a strained
quadriceps, and Gerald Wallace, but the victory was never in doubt.
Deron Williams supplied 24 points and dished out eight helpers, while Brook
Lopez and C.J. Watson scored 14 and 12 points, respectively.
Marreese Speights had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Tyler Zeller added 14
points for the Cavaliers, who have lost 10 straight -- the most since the team
dropped 26 games in a row two seasons ago.
Kyrie Irving, who missed Monday's 102-94 defeat at Atlanta due to a nagging
shoulder injury, also chipped in 16 points and added six assists in yet
another disappointing defeat.
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