Cleveland, OH -- MarShon Brooks picked a perfect night to score a career-high 27 points on 12-of-16 shooting, as the short-handed Brooklyn Nets thumped the slumping Cleveland Cavaliers, 113-95, on Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena.
Brooks, who added seven assists and four rebounds, shot a perfect 9-of-9 from the field in the first half for 19 points. The Nets ended a two-game skid and were without Joe Johnson, who has missed the last five games with a strained quadriceps, and Gerald Wallace, but the victory was never in doubt.
Deron Williams supplied 24 points and dished out eight helpers, while Brook Lopez and C.J. Watson scored 14 and 12 points, respectively.
Marreese Speights had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Tyler Zeller added 14 points for the Cavaliers, who have lost 10 straight -- the most since the team dropped 26 games in a row two seasons ago.
Kyrie Irving, who missed Monday's 102-94 defeat at Atlanta due to a nagging shoulder injury, also chipped in 16 points and added six assists in yet another disappointing defeat.
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