Deron Williams scored 21 points and Paul Pierce added 17 while moving past Allen Iverson into 19th place on the NBA's career scoring list as the Brooklyn Nets trounced the Cleveland Cavaliers 89-82 on Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time).
Andray Blatche added 12 points in his return from a four-game absence as the Nets won their second straight for just their second winning streak of the season. They limited a Cleveland team playing without star guard Kyrie Irving to 37 percent shooting and matched their best defensive performance of the season.
Reggie Evans had eight points and 11 rebounds for the Nets while starting in place of Kevin Garnett, who was given a night to rest with the Nets beginning a stretch of five games in eight days.
Dion Waiters scored 26 points for the Cavaliers, who played without Irving for the second straight game because of his bruised left knee. They beat Orlando in overtime on Thursday but didn't have nearly enough firepower in this one, losing for the seventh time in eight games.