Cavs Fend Off Pesky Nets Late For The Win

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CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Brooklyn Nets 129-123. LeBron James scored 31 points and finished the month of February averaging a triple-double for the first time in his career.  

James had 12 rebounds and 11 assists for his 12th triple-double of the season and 67th of his career. He also reached 8,000 assists and became the first player in NBA history to reach that milestone, along with 30,000 points and 8,000 rebounds.

Rodney Hood's hit a clutch three-pointer giving the Cavs a 123-121 lead. Hood contributed 4 rebounds and 14 points off the bench.  The Cavaliers bench scored 56 points, but the four new guys scored 64 points tonight. George Hill had 5 assists, 3 steals, and 26 points. Clarkson had 14 points, while Larry Nance Jr. had 10 rebounds and 10 points. Kyle Korver, another big contributor, had 18 points while going 4-7 from behind the arch.

Russell led Brooklyn with 25 points. Caris LeVert scored 18 while DeMarre Carroll had 16.

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