With Lionel Hollins helping with the coaching, the Nets summer league team pulled out a last second win over the Cavaliers, 76-75, in Las Vegas. The Nets are now 1-0 in Vegas after going 0-5 in Orlando.
The heroes of the win were Markel Brown who buried two free throws with two seconds left and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson who finished off another all-around game with a block on Joe Harris with time running out.
Four Nets finished in double figures: Ryan Boatright with 16, RHJ with 15; newly signed Willie Reed, with a double double of 10 and 10 and Brown with 11. Hollis-Jefferson finished with 15 points, nine rebounds, four assists, four steals and the block on Harris. It was the 6'7" point forward's second straight stat stuffer. In the Nets last game in Orlando, he finished with 22 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and four steals. In those two games over a 30-hour stretch , Hollis-Jefferson has shot 4-of-11 from three.
The game featured eight lead changes and three of those came in the final 2:01 of play. Hollis-Jefferson was responsible for the first of the trio with a dunk at 72-71, while the other two occurred within one second of each other in the final seconds.
Cleveland appeared to have sealed the game with a pair of free throws by D.J. Seeley with three seconds on the clock until Brown was fouled on a 3-point attempt a second later. Brown received the ball in the right corner and fired up an attempt. Unfortunately for the Cavaliers, the referees ruled that Joe Harris fouled Brown in the act of shooting.
On hand for the Nets win, in addition to Billy King, were Jarrett Jack, Joe Johnson and the Nets two injured draft picks, Chris McCullough and Juan Pablo Vaulet. Jack said he and Johnson were there to "mix in and help these young guys figure it out. Going to lead with my actions."
A replay of the game will air Sunday morning on NBA TV at 9 a.m.