March 19, 2012
Thompson has career-high to lead Cavs past Nets
NEWARK, N.J.—Tristan Thompson scored a career-high 27 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and gave Cleveland the lead with a tip-in with 1:11 to play Monday night, leading the Cavaliers to a 105-100 victory over the Nets.
Fellow rookie Kyrie Irving added 26 points, seven assists and five rebounds as the Cavaliers snapped a three-game losing streak and sent the Nets to their third straight loss.
Newcomer Gerald Wallace had 27 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Nets. Deron Williams added 28 points, but threw the ball away with roughly 16 seconds to play when he passed up a 3-point attempt to make a pass underneath while trailing 103-100.
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NETS-CAVALIERS LIVE CHAT
NETS NOTES G Deron Williams scored 17 points in the second quarter, his second-highest single-period total of the season, trailing 22 in the third against Charlotte on March 4...With Deron's 28 points and Gerald Wallace's 27, this marked the second game this season two Nets scored more than 25 in the same game...F Kris Humphries (13 points, 11 rebounds) recorded his team-leading 20th double-double.
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|LINE OF THE NIGHT|
27 PTS, 12 REB
8-14 FGs, 10-11 FTs
|On the final-minute turnover:
"We were down by three. We needed a three. Obviously, I should have rolled regardless. I thought he was going to put it up.
"Iï¿½ll take responsibility for that. we were out of timeouts as well. If I'd have rolled, I would have been wide open so I guess thatï¿½s on me."