The Brooklyn Nets (43-31) ended their eight-game road trip on a high note, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night, 113-95. The team went 5-3 on the road and made some history with tonight’s win, giving the franchise a record for road wins (21) in a season.
Despite playing without injured Gerald Wallace and Joe Johnson, Deron Williams and the Nets crushed the Cavs. The Nets shot 83 percent from the field in the second quarter, when they outscored the Cavs 38-16 and opened up a 30-point lead.
Deron Williams had a good game, scoring 24 points. Williams made four three-pointers and added eight assists; Nets coach P.J. Carlesimo made the call to rest Williams the last 15 minutes of the game. The coach is trying to keep his starters fresh as they have a very important game against the Chicago Bulls on Thursday. The team is trying to hold off the Hawks and the Bulls for the No. 4 spot in the playoffs.
Reggie Evans continues to dominate the boards, collecting 18 rebounds, and Brooks Lopez scored 14 points for the Nets. C.J. Watson, who is shooting 54 percent from beyond the arc in 21 games, went 4-for-4 from three-point range.