Cleveland 98, New Jersey 82

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, January 1, 2012 6:00 PM
Location - Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
Officials - #36 David Jones, #53 Mark Lindsay, #63 Derek Richardson
Attendance - 15084

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New Jersey 27 22 18 15 82
Cleveland 24 19 30 25 98

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Jersey 1-4 0-1 1-3 L4
Cleveland 2-2 1-1 1-1 W1

Recap

Antawn Jamison had 23 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers rode their hot long-range shooting to hand the New Jersey Nets their fourth-straight loss with a 98-82 home win on Sunday.

The Cavaliers made 16 3-pointers, one shy of the club record. They shot 62 percent (16 of 26) on 3s.

Daniel Gibson, Alonzo Gee and rookie Kyrie Irving combined for 11 of the 16 from long range. It was the most 3-pointers the Cavs have hit in a game since Jan. 31, 2010.

Gibson finished with 19 points and Irving had 13 points, four assists and four rebounds. The Cavs, who lead the Eastern Conference in bench scoring at 45.3 points per game, received 47 from the reserves.

Deron Williams had 16 points to lead New Jersey but continued his shooting woes, hitting 6 of 16. Anthony Morrow had 15 points off the bench for the Nets, who played their third game in four nights and lost them all.

The Cavs trailed by six at the half but grabbed control by outscoring the Nets 30-18 in the third.

Top Game Performances

New Jersey   Cleveland
Deron Williams 16 Scoring Antawn Jamison 23
Deron Williams 5 Assists Ramon Sessions 8
Mehmet Okur 8 Rebounds Anderson Varejao 11
Kris Humphries 9 Free Throws Made Omri Casspi 2
Sundiata Gaines 3 Steals Antawn Jamison 3
Damion James 3 Blocks Tristan Thompson 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New Jersey 82 38.0 7-22 21-28 16 32 6 11 22
Cleveland 98 48.7 16-26 6-11 24 36 10 11 22

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Charlotte. The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • New Jersey will play their next game at home against Indiana. The Nets have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .250 after a loss.
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