Cleveland has gotten solid play from its youngsters in the backcourt, led by second-year point guard Kyrie Irving and rookie Dion Waiters. Irving is averaging 22.9 points per game, along with 6.3 assists and 4.1 rebounds. Through his first seven NBA games, Waiters has averaged 15.4 points, though much of that output came in two earlier games this season in which he scored 23 and 28 points.
Brook Lopez has been Brooklyn's leading scorer, averaging 16.4 points per game. Deron Williams leads the Nets with 7.2 assists per game. Newly acquired Joe Johnson has failed to deliver the scoring prowess that made him a six-time All-Star. In five games, Johnson has averaged just 13.6 points per game.
Cleveland Cavaliers at Brooklyn Nets
Time: 7:30 p.m.