CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers had Kyrie Irving back in the lineup but had the same old results. The Brooklyn Nets posted a 113-95 win, giving Cleveland its 10th loss in a row.
New Jersey broke a 7-7 tie in the first quarter and never looked back. They led by 8 after one quarter and had a 66-36 lead at intermission. It’s a wonder any fans stuck around to see some of the second half.
MarShon Brooks led Brooklyn in scoring, but he had company in Deron Williams. Brooks finished with 27, while Williams chipped in 24.
The Cavs allowed the Nets to shoot close to 57 percent from the field in perhaps Cleveland’s worst effort of the season.
Irving led the Cavs with 16 points as he played 28 minutes. He shot just 5 of 16 from the field. Tyler Zeller chipped in 14 points.