Tristan Thompson recorded 18 points and 9 rebounds and Kyrie Irving racked up 15 points, 9 assists and 7 rebounds as the Cleveland Cavaliers opened their season with a 98-94 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena.
Notes from the Game
*Cavs center Andrew Bynum (knee) played his first NBA games in over a year, recording three points, three rebounds, and two assists in eight minutes of action.
*Paul Pierce scored 17 points, Kevin Garnett had 8 points and 10 rebounds while Jason Terry netted 14 off the bench in their first ever game with the Brooklyn Nets. The trio was traded by the Boston Celtics to Brooklyn in a blockbuster move last summer.
*Deron Williams was limited to 22 minutes, scoring 7 points and dishing out 9 assists.
Best Quote from the Game
"Obviously it hurts but we have to go back and look at the reason why we lost this game," Pierce said. "Throughout the course of the season we have to understand it's always going to be about the little things. To be a championship team, you have to clean those things up," Pierce told ESPN right after their season-opening loss.
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