Brooklyn improved its record to 16-14 after topping the Cleveland Cavaliers 103-100 at the Barclays center Saturday night. Brook Lopez was magnificent for Brooklyn, scoring 35 and grabbing 11 boards. Joe Johnson and Deron Williams had 15 points apiece to pace the Nets, who are now 2-0 since the firing of Avery Johnson.
While the Nets’ success under interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo is a welcomed change from their ineptitude under Avery Johnson in December, Brooklyn will have to do a lot more than defeat the lowly Bobcats and Cavaliers, who are a combined 14-48 on the season. Brooklyn will get its chance to make a statement when the team takes on the Spurs in San Antonio Monday night.
- Lopez scores 35 as Nets top Cavs (cantonrep.com)