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BROOKLYN, NY- The Cleveland Cavaliers had an 85-80 lead in the fourth quarter and was down by only two 96-94 later in the quarter. But the Brooklyn Nets exploded with a 14-0 run led by Spencer Dinwiddie and the playoff-bound Brooklyn Nets defeat the Cavs 113-107.
This was not the triple overtime classic before the All-Star break, but the Nets had to work hard to put away the Cavs. Kevin Love led the Cavs' efforts with 24 points and 16 rebounds. David Nwaba off the bench had his career high with 22 points, although he said in postgame he had a minus 3 plus/minus which he was thinking about more than his career high achievement. But, Nwaba was taking care of business tonight.
Cavs were in position to win the game midway in the fourth quarter. But the combo of Caris LeVert and Spencer Dinwiddie took over the game and secured the victory for the Nets as they fight with the Detroit Pistons for the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference Playoffs. Dinwiddie set a single-season Nets record with 14 20-point games.
Cavs and Nets both hit the road this weekend. The Cavs will travel to Miami this Friday as they look to get their first victory in that city since January 2010. The Nets will face the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday.