Nets-Cavaliers score: Brooklyn pulls away from Cleveland, grabs big home victory, 114-101

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Brooklyn grabs its fourth win of the season against the Cavaliers from the Barclays Center.

The Brooklyn Nets used a big second quarter and productive nights from center Brook Lopez and guard Deron Williams to grab a 114-101 win, sending the Cleveland Cavaliers to their sixth loss in eight games to open the year.

After getting outscored for the fourth straight quarter in the first quarter against the Cavs, the Nets put up huge numbers in the second quarter, outscoring Cleveland 35-12 in the 12-minute frame, proving the cushion the Nets needed to hold on for the victory.

Williams finished with a double-double, 26 points and 10 assists to go with Lopez's 23 points, seven rebounds and four blocks. Joe Johnson added 25 points, six rebounds and five assists.

The Cavaliers didn't go down easily, using forward Anderson Varejao's 35 points and 18 rebounds to keep the Nets within striking distance all night, but were unable to make up the deficit compiled in the second quarter. The Cavaliers also outscored the Nets in the third quarter, but eventually fell to the Nets at Barclays Center despite guard Kyrie Irving's 34 points and eight assists.

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