Cavaliers
Nets
117 - 122 Final - OT
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Nets top Cavs in OT

Apr 9, 2012 - 3:23 AM Newark, NJ (Sports Network) - Gerald Green and Anthony Morrow combined to score 56 points off the bench, as the New Jersey Nets outlasted the Cleveland Cavaliers, 122-117, in overtime Sunday night.

Green had a season-high 32 points on 11-of-18 shooting for the Nets, who picked up their fifth win in seven games.

New Jersey got double-doubles from Deron Williams and Kris Humphries. Williams netted 18 points and dished out 10 assists, while Humphries totaled 16 points and 11 rebounds.

Antawn Jamison scored 34 points and Lester Hudson supplied career-high 26 points in a reserve role for the Cavaliers, who snapped a nine-game losing streak with Friday's win at Toronto.

Hudson drained four three-pointers in the fourth quarter, including one with three-tenths of a second remaining to send the game to overtime.

Moments earlier he had been called for a charge on a drive to the basket.

Ahead 109-106, New Jersey had a chance to put the game away, but Anthony Morrow's three-pointer was too long, and Manny Harris grabbed the defensive rebound. The Nets elected not to foul and it cost them as Hudson nailed his shot from the left corner.

"It wasn't for the win, but it was one of my biggest shots," Hudson said.

In the extra frame, Humphries made two free throws to put New Jersey up 119-112 with 1:49 remaining.

Later, Williams stole the ball from Alonzo Gee but missed a driving layup that could've given the Nets a seven-point lead. Jamison then knocked down a trey to pull Cleveland within 119-117 with 13 seconds left.

The Cavaliers were still alive after MarShon Brooks made just 1-of-2 free throws. Following a timeout, Hudson fired up another three. This time, however, his game-tying attempt drew iron.

Green tacked on two free throws to seal it.

"It was a good game. That team played tough, there was no give up in them, they had some guys for them step up, and we had some guys for us step up," Williams said.

Game Notes

New Jersey forward Gerald Wallace strained his left hamstring in the second quarter and did not return...The Nets set a season-high for points in a game...Gee finished with 22 points, 11 rebounds and five assists...Cleveland center Tristan Thompson had 15 points and a career-high 15 rebounds, while teammate Donald Sloan recorded a career-high 14 assists...The Cavaliers fell to 0-4 in overtime games this season...Rookie point guard Kyrie Irving (shoulder) and veteran swingman Anthony Parker (bruised sternum) did not play for Cleveland.