The Burks of Game Winners, Cavs Defeat Nets 99-97

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BROOKLYN-Alec Burks was acquired via trade that sent Kyle Korver from Cleveland to Utah. On this night, Burks had his "welcome to Cleveland" moment as he scored the go-ahead dunk to beat the Brooklyn Nets 99-97.

 
 

Cavs snapped their four game losing streak. The Cavs led most of the game thanks to Jordan Clarkson's scoring off the bench (20 points) and Tristan Thompson (19 pts/14 rebs) playing at his career best individually and as a leader on the Cavs. 

 

The Nets made it close with a 17-6 4th quarter run to tie the game at 97. After Burk's go-ahead dunk, Spencer Dinwiddle's potential game-winner 3 was short. 

 

Cavs won't have much time to celebrate as they will host the 2018 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors Wednesday night in a Finals rematch...a much different matchup compared to last June with LeBron James.

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