Cleveland vs Brooklyn Recap - Nets Win 108-97
Paul Pierce scored 22 points leading the Nets to a 108-97 victory over Cleveland at Barclays Center on Friday.
Brooklyn was the ATS victor, as they covered the 8.5-point spread as a favorite. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 197.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Brooklyn got 14 points from Joe Johnson and another 13 points from Deron Williams. Shaun Livingston contributed 6 assists, while Mirza Teletovic cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.
The Cavaliers got a 20-point performance from Luol Deng, who was supported by 20 points from Dion Waiters. Luol Deng had 7 assists in a losing cause for Cleveland, while Anderson Varejao grabbed 13 rebounds.
The Nets hit the break leading 61-50 before taking care of business in the second half.
The rebound battle favored Brooklyn as they grabbed 41 boards, while Cleveland only had 35.
Next game, Brooklyn takes its act home to face Minnesota looking for another win. For Cleveland, they head home to face Indiana.