Cleveland Cavaliers at Brooklyn Nets Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 3/27/2014
Friday, March 28, 7:30 PM on FSOH, YES
Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
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The Brooklyn Nets had a great first half the last time they saw the Cleveland Cavaliers and were able to hold them off in the second half for an 89-82 early January victory. Brooklyn's Paul Pierce was able to pass Allen Iverson and move into 19th place on the all-time scoring list. Pierce had 17 points, five assists and three blocks in his milestone game. The potential Hall of Famer needed just two points in this one to pass Iverson on the scoring list and got those points less than three minutes into the game.
The Nets took advantage of the Cavs missing their star point guard Kyrie Irving by getting out to a healthy lead going into the half. Cleveland fought back, though, and were only down by two going into the final quarter. The Nets stepped up their defense in the fourth quarter and held the Cavs to just 19 percent shooting to pull off the 89-82 win.
Deron Williams added 21 points and six assists for the hosts. The Nets won for the second straight game, which was just their second winning streak of the season at that point.
Dion Waiters came off the bench for the Cavaliers to score 26 points in the contest. Cleveland made 10 of the 22 three-pointers they took in the game, but their overall field goal percentage was just 36.7%.
Cleveland is 15-21-0 ATS on the road this season
Cleveland is 18-17-1 against the over/under on the road this season
Brooklyn is 20-14-0 ATS at home this season
Brooklyn is 19-14-1 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
03/26/14 F Sergey Karasev Knee questionable
03/25/14 G C.J. Miles Ankle out indefinitely
03/17/14 G Kyrie Irving Bicep expected to miss 2 weeks
03/10/14 F Anthony Bennett Knee out indefinitely
01/28/14 G Carrick Felix Knee out indefinitely
12/22/13 C Brook Lopez Foot out for season
03/26/14 F Andrei Kirilenko Ankle questionable
03/26/14 G Deron Williams Illness questionable
03/25/14 G Marcus Thornton Back questionable
03/25/14 C Andray Blatche Finger questionable
03/25/14 F Paul Pierce Shoulder questionable
03/22/14 F Kevin Garnett Back out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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