Tristan Thompson scored 27 points and chipped in with 12 rebounds for Cleveland on Monday, leading the Cavaliers to a 105-100 victory over New Jersey at Prudential Center.
Cleveland won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 4-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 198.5.
Cleveland got 26 points from Kyrie Irving and another 13 points from Antawn Jamison. Kyrie Irving contributed 7 assists, while Antawn Jamison cleaned the glass with 13 rebounds.
New Jersey got 28 points from Deron Williams in a losing cause and another 27 points from Gerald Wallace. Deron Williams contributed 8 assists for the Nets, while Gerald Wallace had 12 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Cleveland were victorious, as the score was 53-50 at the break.
Cleveland had a 55-37 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Cleveland looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Hawks. The Nets will aim to get back on the winning track vs Washington.