The Cleveland Cavaliers dropped their fourth straight game on Tuesday, losing to the Brooklyn Nets, 114-101. Anderson Varejao and Kyrie Irving both had impressive performances, but the rest of the Cavs failed to produce. Varejao had 35 points and 18 rebounds, while Iriving had 34 points and eight assists. Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, and Brook Lopez all scored over 20 points for the Nets.
Elsewhere in the Central Division, the Detroit Pistons got their first win of the season to inch closer to the Cavs in the standings, topping the Philadelphia 76ers 94-76 on Wednesday. The Pistons had previously lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder 92-90 on Monday and now are 1-8 on the season.
The Milwaukee Bucks took over the lead in the division, defeating the 76ers on Monday, 105-96 and topping the Indiana Pacers 99-85 on Wednesday. In addition to losing to the Bucks, the Pacers also fell to the Toronto Raptors, by a score of 74-72 on Tuesday. The Raptors only scored five fourth quarter points, but Indiana still could not get the win. The Chicago Bulls lost to the Boston Celtics on Monday, 101-95, but came back with a 112-106 overtime win over the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday.