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Cavs use late surge to top Nets, 121-114

LeBron, Love lead Cavs past Nets, 121-114

March 25, 2018 - 3:49 pm

Lebron James came up two rebounds shy of a triple-double and Kevin Love tallied 20 points and 15 rebounds as the Cavaliers used a fourth quarter surge to squeak past the lowly Brooklyn Nets, 121-114.

The pesky Nets gave the Cavs all they could handle through the first 36 minutes, leading 89-87 after three quarters.

Former Cavs guard Joe Harris led the charge for for Brooklyn with 30 points off the bench and drilling six from deep in the process.

In the end, the Cavaliers were just too much as they outscored the Nets 34-25 in the final quarter. With 39.1 seconds left LeBron went to his patented stepback three from deep on the left wing to balloon the lead to 119-111 and all but seal the victory for Cleveland. LeBron finished with 37 points on 19 shots, 10 rebounds and 8 assists.

George Hill (17), Jordan Clarkson (18) and Rodney Hood (16) were the other Cavs to finish in double figures.

The Cavs will travel to Miami for a matchup with the Heat on Wednesday.