Twelve and Counting


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The Cleveland Cavaliers now hold not only the NBA’s best record (42-11), but the league’s longest win streak of the season at 12.

It took a tough and gutsy performance but the Cavs were able to hand the New Jersey Nets their 47th loss in 51 tries, 104-97. The Cavaliers started off slowly trailing the Nets 27-26 after the first quarter. The only Cavalier that seemed to have his “A game” early was Anderson Varejao. Andy hit on 6-7 from the floor and had 13 first half points including a rim-rocking slam on an alley-oop pass from LeBron.

James said, “He doesn’t dunk the ball a lot and he doesn’t catch lobs at all. For him to go up there and catch it was surprising and definitely a momentum-builder at that point.” The Cavaliers went to the break leading 55-49. The two teams were both even par scoring 23 points in the 3rd quarter, then the real Cavs showed up.

Cleveland opened the 4th quarter on a 13-2 run and eventually held a 17 point lead (91-74). James had 13 4th quarter points to help seal the deal. James finished up with 32 points and 11 dimes. Jawad Williams stepped up huge draining a career high 17 points, including three timely 3 pointers. Anderson Varejao ended the night with 15 points and 9 rebounds, Daniel Gibson also scored in double figures with 11.

This victory is the Cavs 7th straight over the Nets and gives them the NBA’s best home record at 23-3. Cleveland is also an astounding 29-1 when reaching the 100 point plateau. It’s great seeing the team get the wins that they’re suppose to, going 25-2 against the league’s sub .500 teams.

Next up it’s time to give the defending Eastern Conference champs,the Orlando Magic, a little payback as the teams meet Thursday night at the Q.

Published by Luke Ross

Luke Ross, is the founder of CavsNews.com. Luke grew up watching and playing soccer but his heart was always in Basketball. Luke arrived in Cleveland in 1993 and turned into a Cavaliers fan since.