The Nets were in a nip-and-tuck affair with the lowly Cavaliers all night Wednesday, but after three overtimes Brooklyn was finally able to come away with a 148-139 victory in Cleveland. The 148 points the Nets scored are tied for the second-most they've ever scored in a game, and are the most they've ever scored in a road game. >> Box score
Things to know about Wednesday's game
1) When the Nets took a 135-131 lead with 3:08 remaining in the third overtime, that marked their largest lead of the game. D'Angelo Russell hit a 3-pointer to give them that lead before extending it to eight with two consecutive buckets. Russell, who will head to Charlotte for this weekend's All-Star Game, took over at the end of the game as he scored 14 of his 36 points in the third overtime, going 6-for-6 from the field in the final period after struggling earlier in the game.
Russell was 5-for-18 with 12 points in 29 regulation minutes. He then went 8-for-12 with 24 points in 12 overtime minutes to ensure Brooklyn (30-29) took a winning record into the break.
2) DeMarre Carroll knocked down a game-tying 3-pointer at the buzzer in the second overtime to tie the game at 128-128 and keep the Nets alive. Carroll finished with 18 points.
3) Before Carroll's tying shot, Jordan Clarkson made two free throws with 3.8 seconds left in the second overtime to put Cleveland up by three. Clarkson scored 42 points on 16-for-34 shooting.
4) Joe Harris, who will compete in this weekend's 3-point contest, scored 25 points and notched consecutive games of at least 20 points for the first time in his career. Jarrett Allen, who will represent the Nets in the Rising Stars game, had 10 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks.
5) The Nets earned their 13th road win of the season, matching their total from last season as they avoided what would've been a crushing loss to the Cavaliers, who fell to 12-46.
The Nets go on recess for the All-Star break, returning to action in Brooklyn next Thursday against Portland at 7:30 p.m.