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Brooklyn Nets @ Cleveland Cavaliers 2/13/19 Postgame Notes and Observations

Wowee what a finish. Thanks to some heroics from D’Angelo Russell and DeMarre Carroll the Nets were able to grind out the win. They head into the All-Star break one game over .500. Here’s how they got the win.

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1st Quarter:

  • Caris and Rondae starting in place of the injured Kurucs and Graham
  • Joe Harris kicks off scoring with a corner three
  • And another
  • Rondae goes coast to coast off the defensive rebound
  • Few early turnovers, gotta be tighter on that end
  • RHJ earns the and one on the jerky jerky play
  • Allen finishes the stuff off the LeVert feed
  • Allen denies Sexton!
  • Make that a third three for Harris
  • Sensational lob from Napier to Harris on the cut
  • Great pocket pass from Napier to Davis
  • 5 turnovers with a few minutes left in the quarter
  • Smooth drive from Russell
  • Crabbe nails the trey
  • Davis with the emphatic block down low on Chriss
  • Backed up by another three for Crabbe!
  • 8-0 run gives the Nets the lead
  • End of the first and the Nets have a 30-29 lead

2nd Quarter:

  • 8-0 run for the Cavs give them an 11 point lead
  • Carroll hits the much needed three, the first field goal of the quarter after over 4 minutes  
  • Napier hits the lightly contested three
  • Comfortable push shot from LeVert
  • Open corner three from Harris
  • Nice little lefty hook from Allen
  • Strong finish from LeVert through contact
  • Crafty finish around the rim from LeVert
  • Great chemistry down low from Caris and Jarrett
  • Superb attack from Carroll to get a last second bucket before the buzzer
  • Nets down 55-58 at the half

3rd Quarter:

  • Allen rejects Zizic!
  • Allen lays in off the Russell feed
  • LeVert hits the three
  • Carroll’s three came at a perfect time
  • Napier’s three keeps the deficit to single digits
  • Davis follows his own miss for the put back
  • Sleek and one play from Carroll
  • Mid ranger from Shabazz
  • Rainbow three from D’Lo
  • Two straight threes from Russell gives the Nets the lead
  • All tied up at 84 to end the third

4th Quarter:

  • Russell’s floater gets the first bucket of the final quarter for the Nets
  • Top of the break three for LeVert
  • Strongggg finish inside the paint from Rondae through contact
  • Heck of a finish, again, on the inside from RHJ
  • Rondae is feasting inside the paint
  • That’s another bucket for Hollis-Jefferson
  • Joe Harris earns a 3-point play the old fashioned way
  • Highhhhh off the glass for Rondae
  • Smooth fake and even better finishing on the layup from Russell
  • And we’re heading to OT tied at 109

1st OT:

  • Over two mins and still no score for either team
  • Russell with the deep three
  • Another clutch bucket from D’Lo
  • Important free throws there from Russell
  • Now we’re heading to 2OT

2nd OT:

  • Crabbe kicks scoring off with a lefty layup
  • Wonderful step through from Joe Harris to give the Nets a 1-point lead
  • Holy moly, DeMarre Carroll with an insane three to take it to 3OT

3rd OT:

  • The pullup for Russell gives Brooklyn the early lead
  • Nifty flip by Russell
  • 3Angelo Russell
  • Russell is feelin’ it!
  • Another bucket from D’Lo
  • Ice in his veins!