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By Brian Mahoney, Associated Press
BROOKLYN—Brook Lopez scored a season-high 35 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets improved to 2-0 under interim coach P.J. Carlesimo by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 103-100 on Saturday night.
Lopez followed his 26-point, 11-rebound performance in a victory Friday over Charlotte by shooting 13 of 20 from the field, making a number of timely baskets in the fourth quarter that the Nets ultimately needed to hold on.
Deron Williams and Joe Johnson each scored 15 points for the Nets, who fired coach Avery Johnson on Thursday and followed with two victories over losing teams. But now, they head off for major tests at San Antonio and Oklahoma City.Read the full AP Game Recap on NBA.com.
Brook Lopez posted his third straight 20-10 game, and the eighth 30-10 game of his career. He is averaging 27.3 points and 10.7 rebounds...Reggie Evans pulled down 10 rebounds, a team-leading 12th double-digit performance in just 22 minutes.
The Nets are 9-3 against Eastern Conference opponents at home this season...The team set season-highs with 29 free-throws made and 39 attempts...Brooklyn is now 4-0 in their two home back-to-back sets...The game was a sellout (17,732), the Nets' 11th in 18 home games.
|G · Deron Williams||G · Joe Johnson||F · Keith Bogans||F · Gerald Wallace||C · Brook Lopez|
Kris Humphries (mild abdominal strain) is DAY-TO-DAY, and OUT.
Toko Shengelia (flu-like symptoms) is DAY-TO-DAY, and available.
|G · Kyrie Irving||G · Dion Waiters||F · Alonzo Gee||F · Tristan Thompson||C · Tyler Zeller|
Anderson Varejao (left knee contusion) is OUT.
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|Season-High 35 PTS
Season-High 11 REB
13-20 FGs, 9-11 FTs
|"We’ve been on Brook about posting up close to the basket. And PJ’s told us not to give him the ball outside of about 12 feet, when he’s posting up.
"I think he’s took that as a challenge and you see him getting deeper positioin. He’s being more aggressive going to the basket and getting fouled."