LeBron James’ 37 points, capped off by a step back three-pointer over DeMarre Carroll with 39.7 seconds to go, led the Cavs to a 121-114 win over the Nets on Sunday in Brooklyn.
James also had 10 rebounds and eight assists, while Kevin Love finished with 20 points and 15 rebounds as Cleveland picked up its fifth straight win. George Hill had 17 points for the Cavs, while Jordan Clarkson and and Rodney Hood had 18 points and 16 points off the bench respectively.
Ex-Cavalier Joe Harris led the Nets with 30 points, a new career-high.
Cleveland trailed for each of the first three quarter, falling behind by as many as nine points in the process. When James returned with 6:17 to play, the Cavs went on a 10-0 run where James found Hill for a three-pointer and Hill returned the favor by finding James for two alley-oops. When James made his three-pointer over Carroll, it put Cleveland up eight and prompted a Nets timeout.
James also made NBA history on Sunday, becoming the third player in NBA history to score at least 2,000 points in a season ten or more times. Michael Jordan and Karl Malone are the other players to do so.
Up next: The Cavs’ road trip continues Tuesday in Miami, where they will face Dwyane Wade and the Heat. Tipoff is at 8 p.m.