The Cleveland Cavaliers came out quite strong in the first quarter on Sunday, but promptly fell apart over the next 12 minutes to allow the Nets to take an eight-point 56-48 lead into halftime.
New Jersey opened the second quarter on an 18-3 run while Cleveland continued to pile up bricked shots and turnovers and effectively gave up control of the game. The Nets managed to outscore the Cavs 30-18 in the second period alone, keyed by strong play from reserve Gerald Green, who leads New Jersey with 13 points.
Rookie forward Tristan Thompson has been all over the court for Cleveland in the first half despite the deficit, and has nine points, six rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal. Veteran Antawn Jamison also looks strong for the Cavs with 14 points, but has two turnovers and has yet to get going as a rebounder.
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