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Cavs Fall Short Of Four In A Row - Lose To Nets 95 - 87

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The Cavaliers found themselves in a familiar position tonight. A ten point halftime lead, a horrific 3rd quarter and a grinder down the stretch. The only difference being the outcome of the ball game. The Cavs could not find their rhythm down the stretch and in turn fell to the Nets 95-87.

J.J Hickson lead the Cavaliers with 15 points, while Antawn Jamison and Ramon Sessions added 14. The Cavaliers shot 44% from the floor to the Nets 41% and were once again out rebounded 48-40.

The Cavaliers looked very tired at times in the second half and it seemed to be reminiscent of the Cavaliers teams of the past. Tempo and up and down play have become the staple of this ball club, but tonight it seemed as if the Cavaliers were a step slow down the stretch.

Lets hope the Cavaliers can use the next two and a half days to re-group, rest and come out prepared to play against a Pacers team who shot lights out just one night ago.

Box Score after the jump.........

New Jersey
Player Min FG-A 3PF-A FT-A Reb-O Ast Stl TO Blk PF-T Pts
Travis Outlaw 31 2-6 0-1 1-4 2-0 1 0 0 0 1-0 5
Kris Humphries 40 6-12 0-0 1-4 18-6 3 1 1 2 4-0 13
Brook Lopez 18 1-5 0-0 2-3 6-2 0 0 0 0 4-0 4
Devin Harris 43 10-23 1-4 10-14 0-0 9 0 2 0 3-0 31
Anthony Morrow 41 8-12 5-8 0-0 6-1 2 0 1 0 3-0 21
Derrick Favors 22 2-10 0-0 3-8 7-3 0 0 1 2 3-0 7
Quinton Ross 4 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0
Jordan Farmar 28 4-9 2-4 2-2 6-1 6 2 3 0 2-0 12
Joe Smith 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0
Johan Petro 4 1-3 0-0 0-0 3-2 0 1 0 1 0-0 2
Damion James 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0
Troy Murphy DNP - Injured
Stephen Graham DNP - Injured
Ben Uzoh DNP - Coach's Decision
Terrence Williams DNP - Injured
Team Totals 34-82 8-17 19-35 48-15 21 4 8 5 21-0 95
.415 .471 .543 Team Reb: 18 Total TO: 1 (11 pts)

Cleveland

Player Min FG-A 3PF-A FT-A Reb-O Ast Stl TO Blk PF-T Pts
Jamario Moon 27 3-6 1-2 0-0 2-0 2 2 2 0 3-0 7
J.J. Hickson 24 6-11 0-0 3-4 6-0 0 0 3 0 4-0 15
Anderson Varejao 35 3-6 0-0 2-4 5-1 0 0 0 2 3-0 8
Mo Williams 21 4-11 1-3 0-0 2-0 4 0 0 1 2-0 9
Anthony Parker 26 2-5 0-1 0-0 5-0 5 0 1 0 2-0 4
Daniel Gibson 29 2-10 0-2 1-2 2-0 5 1 2 0 4-0 5
Antawn Jamison 23 6-12 1-4 1-3 9-3 1 0 2 0 4-0 14
Ramon Sessions 26 4-10 0-0 6-6 3-0 3 0 1 0 1-0 14
Ryan Hollins 12 4-5 0-0 3-3 2-2 0 0 0 0 1-0 11
Jawad Williams 12 0-1 0-0 0-0 4-1 1 0 0 0 1-0 0
Joey Graham DNP - Coach's Decision
Leon Powe DNP - Coach's Decision
Christian Eyenga DNP - Injured
Manny Harris DNP - Injured
Samardo Samuels DNP - Injured
Team Totals 34-77 3-12 16-22 40-7 21 3 11 3 25-0 87
.442 .250 .727 Team Reb: 7 Total TO: 0 (8 pts)