The Cleveland Cavaliers are coming off a difficult overtime loss. The New Orleans Pelicans are coming off an absolute stinker. Despite sitting atop the Eastern Conference, the defending world champion Cavaliers (30-12) have looked like anything but world beaters in losing five of their last nine games
NEW ORLEANS — The Brooklyn Nets didn't have to worry about a fourth-quarter flop this time. Brook Lopez and Bojan Bogdanovic scored 23 points apiece and the Nets ended an 11-game losing streak, routing the New Orleans Pelicans 143-114 on Friday night for only their ninth win of the season. Outscored
The two sides held talks over center Dwight Howard, but no deal appears to be on the horizon yet.