Brooklyn Nets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers: TV, live stream, injury report

Brooklyn Nets Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
Brooklyn Nets Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /

The Brooklyn Nets on Monday look to end their 6-game losing streak against the worst team in the East, the Cleveland Cavaliers, at Barclays Center.

Two struggling teams look for a get-well tonic Monday night when the Brooklyn Nets host the Cleveland Cavaliers at Barclays Center for a 7:30 p.m. Eastern tip.

The Nets (8-16) have lost six straight overall and their last six games at home, while the Cavaliers (4-18) have dropped four in a row and are just 1-10 on the road this season.

This is the second of four meetings between the clubs this season, with both teams playing for the first time since being swept in back-to-back sets on Friday and Saturday.

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Brooklyn dropped a 102-88 decision to the Washington Wizards on the road Saturday night, falling behind by double-digits before rallying to close to within three by halftime. But the Wizards pulled away in the second half, getting up by as much as 20 in the fourth quarter.

The 88 points represented a season-low for the Nets.

Allen Crabbe led Brooklyn with 14 points. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson finished with 11 points and eight rebounds, Jarrett Allen also had eight boards, Spencer Dinwiddie dished out eight assists, D’Angelo Russell handed out seven dimes and Shabazz Napier logged three steals.

Cleveland lost at home Saturday 106-95 to the Toronto Raptors. Toronto led by as much as 21 in the third quarter before the Cavaliers closed the gap to 10 by the end of the period. But Cleveland got no closer than seven in the fourth quarter.

Tristan Thompson finished with 18 points,19 rebounds and three assists for the Cavs and reserve Jordan Clarkson also scored 18. Cedi Osman chipped in with 12 points and three assists.

Cleveland also made some personnel moves on Sunday, ending the two-way contracts of Billy Preston and Andrew Harrison, while signing Jalen Jones and Jaron Blossomgame to two-way deals.

That came on the heels of Thursday’s trade of Kyle Korver to the Utah Jazz in exchange for Alec Burks, Utah’s 2020 second-round pick and a 2021 second-rounder that originally belonged to the Wizards.

The Nets trail the all-time series 76-101 since entering the NBA in 1976, but have the longest winning streak in the series, taking 16 straight from Feb. 18, 1981, to Dec. 6, 1983. Cleveland also has a double-digit run of victories, winning 11 in a row from Feb. 12, 1988, to April 18, 1990.

The New Jersey Nets recorded the most points in the series in a 140-125 win at Richfield, Ohio, on March 13, 1981. The Cavs had a 135-117 win at Richfield on Feb. 13, 1986, that was their top-scoring game against the Nets.

The biggest blowout between the teams was a 120-79 win by the Nets at East Rutherford on Nov. 22, 2002. Cleveland’s largest win was a 128-92 triumph on Feb. 15, 1992, at Richfield.

Richard Jefferson — who will call the game Monday on YES Network — scored 42 points for the Nets in a 92-90 win at East Rutherford on Dec. 22, 2004.

That number is also the most by a Cavs player in the series, first by Mike Mitchell at Piscataway, N.J., on Feb. 18, 1981, and later by LeBron James at East Rutherford on March 12, 2008.

Since arriving in Brooklyn in 2012, the Nets are 9-14 against Cleveland, with Brook Lopez owning the scoring mark for the Nets with 35 points in a Dec. 29, 2012, win at Barclays Center.

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Cleveland Cavaliers at Brooklyn Nets

Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Time: 7:30 p.m. Eastern
TV: YES Network
Live stream: NBA League Pass

The skinny

Season series: Brooklyn leads 1-0
Records: Cleveland (4-18, 15th in East), Brooklyn (8-16, t-11th in East)

Scoring: CLE 102.7 (30th), BKN 109.0 (19th)
Defense: CLE 111.0 (16th), BKN 111.5 (t-18th)

Off. Rating: CLE 105.3 (26th), BKN 108.3 (14th)
Def. Rating: CLE 113.9 (30th), BKN 110.4 (20th)
Pace: CLE 97.50 (28th), BKN 99.56 (24th)

Shooting: CLE 44.2% (25th), BKN 44.3% (23rd)
3-point: CLE 35.4% (14th), BKN 34.9% (18th)

Opponent shooting: CLE 49.0% (30th), BKN 46.7% (21st)
Opponent 3-point: CLE 36.1% (20th), BKN 34.7% (12th)


Cleveland: QUESTIONABLE–Sam Dekker (left ankle sprain), David Nwaba (right knee soreness), Ante Zizic (left knee); OUT–Kevin Love (left foot surgery), J.R. Smith (personal-not with team).

Brooklyn: QUESTIONABLE–Joe Harris (left adductor tightness); OUT–Treveon Graham (left hamstring strain), Caris LeVert (subtalar dislocation, right foot).

Last meeting

Oct. 24 at Cleveland: The Nets blew the game open in the third period, opening up a 23-point lead before cruising to a 102-86 victory that snapped a string of 10 consecutive losses at Quicken Loans Arena.

D’Angelo Russell led a balanced Brooklyn attack with 18 points and also had eight assists. Ed Davis came off the bench for 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Kevin Love finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds for Cleveland, while Collin Sexton and Jordan Clarkson each scored 14 points off the bench. Tristan Thompson finished with 11 rebounds and four assists and Larry Nance Jr. also dished four assists.

The Nets held the Cavaliers to a season-low 3-for-18 (16.7 percent) from 3-point range while hitting 14-of-34 (41.2 percent) from deep.

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What’s next?

Cleveland: vs. Golden State, Wednesday; vs. Sacramento, Friday; vs. Washington, Saturday

Brooklyn: vs. Oklahoma City, Wednesday; vs. Toronto, Friday; at New York, Saturday.