The Cavaliers watched the wheels fall off in the fourth quarter Thursday in a brutal 104-95

loss to the 20-win Nets in Brooklyn. 

Cleveland, which is clinging to a two-game lead over Toronto for the top seed in the Eastern Conference, were outscored 24-12 in the final quarter. The Nets went on a 14-0 run after LeBron James subbed back into the game with 5:41 remaining in regulation.

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While James was scoreless and a minus-14 in the fourth — his worst plus-minus since returning to the Cavaliers last season — the rest of the "Big Three" did little to right the Cavaliers' sinking ship. James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love shot just 1 for 11 from the field in the period. 

Despite the terrible final frame, James finished with 30 points, six rebounds and five assists. He hit his first 10 shots and had a highlight-reel, two-handed reverse dunk in the second quarter.

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Irving (13 points) and J.R. Smith (eight points) epitomized the Cavs' poor shooting; the duo combined to go 9 for 32 and accounted for 13 of the team's 28 missed 3-point tries. 

Stud of the Night

Myles Turner became the first Pacers rookie with at least 20 points and 15 rebounds in a game since Chuck Person in the 1986-87 season. Turner finished with 24 points, 16 rebounds and three blocks in Indiana's 92-84 win over New Orleans. 

Dud of the Night

Jazz guard Shelvin Mack sported a dismal minus-12, connected on just three field goals and committed five turnovers as Utah was blown out by Oklahoma City, 113-91. 


Clippers guard J.J. Redick caps a fourth-quarter comeback by nailing a shot at the buzzer to give the Clippers a 96-94 win over Trail Blazers. 

The Knicks' Derrick Williams threw down Jose Caldero's alley-oop pass from near midcourt.

What's ahead

Mavericks (35-36) at Warriors (64-7), 10:30 p.m. ET: These teams could meet in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. Tthe Warriors will continue their quest for 73 wins against one of the teams to have beaten them this season.