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

Brooklyn Nets D'Angelo Russell. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
Brooklyn Nets D'Angelo Russell. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The Brooklyn Nets wrap up a short 2-game homestand Wednesday when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers at Barclays Center, looking for a season series win.

The Brooklyn Nets enter play Wednesday against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Barclays Center coming off matching their largest victory in the Brooklyn era. Now they will look to beat the Cavs at home for the first time in three tries.

Brooklyn (33-33) is tied with the Detroit Pistons (31-31) for sixth place in the Eastern Conference, 2½ games ahead of the Charlotte Hornets and Miami Heat, both at 29-34 and tied for eighth.

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The Orlando Magic (30-36) are a half-game in back of the Hornets and Heat in 10th place after losing Tuesday night to the Philadelphia 76ers, while the Washington Wizards (26-37) are three games out of the eighth and final playoff spot.

The Nets annihilated the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night 127-88, their largest win ever at Barclays Center and tying for their largest margin of victory since moving to Brooklyn in 2012, matching a 107-68 win at Orlando on Nov. 9, 2012.

Cleveland has won four of its six games since returning from the All-Star break, including a 107-93 victory at home over the Magic on Sunday.

The Nets led by as much as 44 against the Mavericks on Monday, holding Dallas to 35.6 percent shooting and outscoring them in the paint 56-22, while knocking down 56.5 percent of their shots — their second-best mark of the season.

DeMarre Carroll scored 22 points off the bench to lead Brooklyn, while Ed Davis had 10 rebounds. D’Angelo Russell went for 13 points and 11 assists.

The Cavaliers trailed by nine points late in the third quarter against Orlando before a 17-0 run bridging the third and fourth quarters gave them the lead to stay as they outscored the Magic 40-21 in the final 12 minutes.

Jordan Clarkson led Cleveland with 18 points, Kevin Love added 16 points and 14 rebounds and Larry Nance Jr. had 11 points and four assists. Cedi Osman notched 14 points and three steals.

Since joining the NBA in 1976, the Nets are 77-102 all-time against the Cavaliers, but have the longest winning streak in the series, a 16-game run from Feb. 18, 1981, to Dec. 6, 1983. Cleveland took 11 in a row from Feb. 12, 1988, to April 18, 1990.

The teams played their highest-scoring games against each other on Feb. 13, when Brooklyn beat the Cavs in Cleveland 148-139 in triple-overtime. In regulation play, the Nets won at Richfield, Ohio,140-125 on March 13, 1981, in Piscataway for the most points in the series.

The Cavs posted a 135-117 win at Richfield on Feb. 13, 1986.

The Nets have the largest win of the series with a 120-79 victory at East Rutherford on Nov. 22, 2002. Cleveland’s biggest victory was a 128-92 triumph at Richfield on Feb. 15, 1992.

There is a three-way tie for the most points by a single player in a game, with the mark of 42 points set initially by Mike Mitchell for the Cavaliers in a Feb. 18, 1981, loss at Piscataway,

Richard Jefferson tied that total for the Nets in a win at East Rutherford on Dec. 22, 2004, before LeBron James matched it again for Cleveland in a loss at East Rutherford on March 12, 2008. Jordan Clarkson scored 42 for the Cavs in the triple-overtime loss at Cleveland on Feb. 13.

In the Brooklyn era, the Nets are 10-15 against the Cavaliers, who have won four straight games twice during that span, most recently from March 31, 2016, to Jan. 27, 2017. Brooklyn won three straight from Nov. 13, 2012, to April 3, 2013.

The highest-scoring games for each team in regulation time happened in Cleveland’s 129-123 victory at home on Feb. 27, 2018.

The Cavaliers have the largest margin of victory in the Brooklyn era, set in a 114-85 victory at Cleveland on April 16, 2014. The Nets had a 113-95 win at Cleveland on April 3, 2013.

Individually, Clarkson’s 42 points in the Feb. 13 triple-overtime loss for the Cavaliers at Cleveland is the high total. In regulation play, James scored 37 for Cleveland in a win at Barclays Center on March 25, 2018.

D’Angelo Russell scored 36 points in Brooklyn’s three-overtime win at Cleveland on Feb. 13, while the highest total by a Brooklyn Net in regulation is 35 points by Brook Lopez in a win at Barclays Center on Dec. 29, 2012.

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Here are the details on how to catch the Cavs and Nets Wednesday night.

Cleveland Cavaliers at Brooklyn Nets

Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Time: 7:30 p.m. Eastern
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The skinny

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Cleveland: OUT–Deng Adel (two-way, Canton Charge), Jaron Blossomgame (two-way, Canton Charge), John Henson (left wrist), J.R. Smith (not with team), Tristan Thompson (left foot soreness), Ante Zizic (concussion).

Brooklyn: DOUBTFUL–Treveon Graham (back soreness); OUT–Tahjere McCall (assignment, Long Island Nets), Dzanan Musa (assignment, Long Island Nets), Alan Williams (two-way, Long Island Nets).

Last meeting

Feb. 13 at Cleveland: The Nets surged back from a 12-point first-half deficit and had chances to win it in regulation and the end of the first overtime before finally getting a 148-139 victory in triple overtime.

At the end of regulation, D’Angelo Russell tied the game with a layup with 1:01 remaining and Cleveland squandered three potential go-ahead shots before Brooklyn couldn’t convert in the final 1.8 seconds, with Caris LeVert missing a 3-pointer and DeMarre Carroll unable to connect on a floater at the buzzer.

Collin Sexton tied it up for the Cavs with 2.8 seconds left in the first overtime before Jarrett Allen couldn’t connect on a fadeaway jumper with 1.2 seconds to go. Carroll saved the Nets at the end of overtime No. 2, draining a step-back 3 as time expired.

Russell took over from there, scoring 14 points in the third overtime, finishing with a team-high 36 points to go with eight assists. Joe Harris added 25 points and Allen went for 10 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high six blocks.

LeVert had 12 points and nine dimes, Shabazz Napier added 10 points and seven assists and Ed Davis swatted three shots.

Jordan Clarkson scored a career-high 42 points for Cleveland, while Sexton finished with 24 and Marquese Chriss dropped 23. Larry Nance Jr. had 14 rebounds and Matthew Dellavedova dished out 13 assists.

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What’s next?

Cleveland: at Miami, Friday; vs. Toronto, Monday; at Philadelphia, Tuesday

Brooklyn: at Atlanta, Saturday; vs. Detroit, Monday; at Oklahoma City, March 13