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GAME 5: CAVALIERS 98, NETS 82

Quicken Loans Arena
January 1, 2012

Jamison, 3s lead Cavaliers past Nets
ATLANTAPower forward Antawn Jamison scored a season-high 23 points, including three 3-pointers, as the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied for a 98-82 win over the Nets. Shooting guard

Daniel Gibson added 19 points off the bench, including five threes, as Cleveland outscored New Jersey 55-33 in the second half. Point guard Deron Williams collected 16 points and five assists for the Nets, who had all five starters score in double-figures but lost their fourth straight game.


For more, read the AP game recap: Click Here
or view the TV Companion enhanced box score.


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NETS-CAVALIERS NOTEBOOK
NOTABLE: Nets power forward Kris Humphries set career highs in free throws made (9) and attempted (11).

GOOD MOVE: Avery Johnson only gave guard MarShon Brooks, who entered the night as the NBA's top scoring rookie, 12 minutes off the bench. Brooks missed all three of his shots, failed to score, and looked out of sync at both ends of the court. "He just wasn't at his best tonight," Johnson said. "Things defensively gave him a few problems, but he'll bounce back."

For more, read Brian Dulik's NBA.com notebook: Click Here


NETS NOTES G Deron Williams led the Nets with 16 points and 5 assists...G Anthony Morrow added 15 points and 3 rebounds in 23 1/2 minutes, hitting 2-of-6 three-pointers...C Mehmet Okur added 10 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and a block.


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LINE OF THE NIGHT
ONCOURT

Mehmet Okur
10 PTS, 8 REB
3 AST, 2 STL, 1 BLK
OFFCOURT

Damion James
On his second season so far:

Im pretty much still a rookie, and didnt get to play (much) last year because I broke my foot, but Im (still) trying to figure things out. Coach believes in me, and the things I can do.



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