Behind 17-point performances from both LeBron James and Kevin Love, the Cavs pulled away from the Nets by the beginning of the fourth quarter, allowing LeBron, Love and other key players to rest for most of the fourth quarter. In fact, every Cavalier aside from Anderson Varejao played against the Nets.
Love, in particular, stood out after struggling heavily on Monday against the Warriors. In 31 minutes, Love was 5-10 from the field, six of his eight free throws while also pulling down a team-high 18 rebounds. For his part, James was 7-12 from the field and also had five assists in just 29 minutes. Off the bench, Tristan Thompson recorded his 100th career double-double by scoring 14 points and pulling down 10 rebounds in 28 minutes. Brook Lopez led the Nets with 16 points, while Thaddeus Young added 14.
The Cavs return to the court tomorrow in a nationally televised game against the Los Angles Clippers. The game tips off at 8 p.m. on TNT.