LeBron James and Kevin Love Dominate the Brooklyn Nets (VIDEO)

by January 21, 2016
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The Cleveland Cavaliers earned a much-needed win Wednesday night in Brooklyn against a reeling Nets team.

Kevin Love (17 points, 18 rebounds) and LeBron James (17 points) had their way against the Nets’ non-existent defense.

The Cavs used a “sharp practice” Tuesday to shake off the anger stemming from a humiliating loss to the Golden State Warriors earlier this week.

Per the Akron Beacon Journal:

The most noticeable difference was their faster tempo, especially in the first quarter. Passes were sharper (and more plentiful), the pace much quicker. […] “Coach, heโ€™s been pressuring us about pushing our pace, getting up the floor and I think we did that tonight,” LeBron James said.

 

“Bron always talks about, โ€˜The ball has energy,โ€™ so the ball really was hopping around tonight, really moved and that set guys up for a lot of great shots,” Kevin Love said. […] Gone, at least for one night, was isolation basketball and the lethargy that sets in when the Cavs stand around and wait for James to make a big play. The Cavs outscored the Nets 16-4 in fast-break points, where James was especially deadly.

 

Especially energized was Love, who had a double-double by halftime and finished with 17 points and 18 rebounds. He shot 10 field goals (making five), eight free throws (making six) and attempted only three 3-pointers (making one). That last stat was the biggest, since Love was 10 of 28 from 3-point range in the previous five games, an average of 5.6 per game. […] Asked how Love can achieve Wednesday’s mix of shots more frequently, coach David Blatt said, “Well, the question is the answer. You’ve got to play that way.”