NBA: Brooklyn 89, Cleveland 82

Jan. 4, 2014 at 10:53 PM

NEW YORK, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Deron Williams connected for 21 points and Paul Pierce posted a career milestone Saturday in the Brooklyn Nets' 89-82 victory over Cleveland.

Pierce scored 17 points, passing Allen Iverson for 19th place on the NBA's all-time scoring list.

Andray Blatche put in 12 points as Brooklyn notched a second straight win despite just two points from leading scorer Joe Johnson.

Reggie Evans hauled down 11 rebounds to go with eight points.

Dion Waiters led the Cavaliers with 26 points off the bench as Cleveland fell for the seventh time in eight games.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
SB50: Denver Broncos face tough call at QB in 2016
Johnny Manziel's ex-girlfriend claims he hit her
NFLPA hopes to have independent arbitration for player discipline next season
Watch every star-studded Super Bowl commercial of 2016
Group recreates 'Mario Kart' video game at UK mall