The Brooklyn Nets picked up the victory due in large part to their efficiency handling the basketball, accumulating 24 assists and turning it over only nine times, in an 89-82 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. This is the second win in as many games for Brooklyn (12-21) after beating Oklahoma City on Thursday.
Deron Williams scored 21 points on 7-10 shooting from the field (1-3 from behind the arc) and 6-7 from the free throw line, in what was an efficient performance. Paul Pierce also chipped in for Brooklyn, finishing with 17 points and 5 assists. Dion Waiters had another strong performance off the bench for Cleveland despite the loss, scoring 26 points on 9-18 shooting (3-5 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 5-6 from the free throw line.
After putting up a sparkling assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.67, the Nets are 1-0 on the season when eclipsing 2.50 in this category. However, the Cavaliers are 1-3 when allowing their opponents to achieve such a lofty ratio.
This drops Cleveland (11-22) to 1-1 versus Brooklyn on the season.
Coming up, the Nets take on the Atlanta Hawks, who are 18-16 on the season. The Cavaliers match up against the Indiana Pacers, currently sitting at 26-6 this year. The Cavaliers have fallen to Indiana the last two times they have met.