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      ???It will be mostly clear for the rest of your Saturday night with temps falling back into the low 50s,??? said Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Julie Phillips.
      ???It will be mostly clear for the rest of your Saturday night with temps falling back into the low 50s,??? said Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Julie Phillips.
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    Friday, March 28th (All times Eastern)

    Cleveland Cavaliers (29-44) at Brooklyn Nets (37-33), 7:30 p.m.

    (SportsNetwork.com) - The Brooklyn Nets are getting closer to setting the franchise mark for consecutive wins at home.

    The Nets aim for their 12th straight victory at the Barclays Center Friday versus the Cleveland Cavaliers and the franchise record is 13 set twice during 2002.

    Brooklyn, which has a 23-11 record at Barclays Center, is 18-2 in its last 20 home games and hasn't lost on its floor since Jan. 31 versus Oklahoma City.

    While the Nets have blossomed at home, the road has been a different issue. The Nets lost the last two portions of a three-game road to New Orleans and Charlotte, and are just 2-4 in the past six away games. In Wednesday's 116-111 overtime loss to the Bobcats, Deron Williams led the way with 29 points and seven assists, while Mirza Teletovic and Joe Johnson scored 22 and 18 points, respectively.

    Chris Douglas-Roberts put the dagger into Brooklyn with a big shot toward the end of overtime and Al Jefferson racked up 35 points and 15 rebounds. The Nets were outscored 11-6 in overtime.

    "I thought the defense was great, but in the end, we come up with a blocked shot, the ball bounces, and you know CDR (Douglas-Roberts), he makes a shot with the shot clock winding down and so everybody executed," said Nets head coach Jason Kidd. "The ball just bounced their way tonight."

    Kidd hopes the ball bounces back to Brooklyn on this upcoming three-game homestand versus Cleveland, Minnesota and Houston.

    The Nets are fifth in the Eastern Conference -- 2 1/2 games behind Toronto and Chicago for the third spot and 1 1/2 games ahead of Washington.

    In milestone news, Johnson is 19 points shy of becoming the 15th active player to score 17,000 points. Johnson has scored 15 or more points in each of the last seven games.

    Nets guard Marcus Thornton (back) is questionable Friday.

    Cleveland will try to stretch its winning streak to four games against the Nets and is unbeaten over the last three after losing four straight and eight of 10 contests.

    The Cavaliers are coming off Wednesday's 97-96 victory over the Detroit Pistons, as Dion Waiters buried the game-winning basket as time expired and finished with 18 points. The Cavs trailed by as many as 16 points in the fourth quarter and outscored Detroit 31-14 in the stanza.

    Waiters' baseline shot capped a 10-0 run.

    "I knew that it was good when I let it go," said Waiters, who is averaging 22.8 points in his six recent starts. "I was comfortable, he (Pistons guard Rodney Stuckey) let me get to my patented move almost. It was up to me just to make a shot."

    The shot was the first buzzer-beater for the Cavs since Mo Williams beat the Milwaukee Bucks on Nov. 24, 2010.

    Matthew Dellavedova scored a career-high 21 points, Jarrett Jack added 17 and Anderson Varejao was a force off the bench with 12 points and 16 rebounds. Jack is averaging 16.7 points in his last six games for the Cavs, whose bench posted a 45-17 advantage.

    Cavs head coach Mike Brown has 301 wins with the Cavs and Bill Fitch (304) is next on the list. Lenny Wilkins had 316 wins with Cleveland.

    Cleveland, which has won four of five road games and is 13-24 away from home, is still alive in the playoff chase at three games behind Atlanta for the eighth spot. New York is 1 1/2 games off the pace.

    The Cavs and Nets have split a pair of meetings this season with each team holding serve as the host. The Nets have won five of the past six in this series and are unbeaten in the previous four home meetings.

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      Great 38: Win tickets to Daytona 500

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      Here's your chance to win tickets to the 2015 Daytona 500. Entering is easy, simply fill out the entry form included. More>>

      • Great Stuff

      News Now: Media General CEO talks about his career, future for company Video included

      Updated:

      In December, LIN Media and Media General merged to create the second largest broadcasting company in the country. The former CEO and President of LIN Media, Vince Sadusky, was placed at the helm of the new and improved Media General. More>>

      Bill Schifino, Jr talks about being President-Elect of the Florida Bar Video included

      Updated:

      Earlier this month, Bill Schifino, Jr. was announced as the 2015-16 President-Elect of the Florida Bar. Schifino comes to this position with a strong resume. More>>

      Trio sets off on 900 mile trek across Florida Video included

      Updated:

      Joe Guthrie, Mallory Lykes Dimmitt, and Carlton Ward Jr. are embarking on a journey of a lifetime. The trio are setting off on a 70-day, 900 mile trek across the state???without any automobiles.
      More>>

      How this guide dog helps one blind triathlete chase her Paralympic dream

      Updated:

      Every time Paralympic hopeful Amy Dixon makes it to the end of another grueling triathlon, she knows her trusty companion will be waiting for her at the finish line. Sixteen years after she lost vision in her right eye, which she says she viewed as "a death sentence" at the time,  More>>

      Legoland Florida hotel to open in spring; built for kids

      LEGOLAND Florida photo LEGOLAND Florida photo
      Updated:

      Legoland Florida Hotel will welcome its first guests a month earlier than previously expected.During an announcement Thursday, Legoland executives announced May 15 as the revised opening date.  More>>

      3 rhinos escape from safari zoo, return safely Video included

      Updated:

      Three rhinoceroses escaped from their site at a safari zoo in Israel this week, NBC reported.  More>>

      VIRAL VIDEO: Bossy 4-year-old girl feeds 6 pit bull dogs

      Little Girl Controls Pit Bull Dogs | Future Dog Trainer, Jukin Video on YouTube Little Girl Controls Pit Bull Dogs | Future Dog Trainer, Jukin Video on YouTube
      Updated:

      A video of a very authoritative 4-year-old girl feeding six very obedient pit pulls in the middle of a kitchen has gone viral on the web and is prompting a heated debate about the pit bull breed.
      More>>

      8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | January 17-18 Video included

      Updated:

      See 8 fun things happening this weekend in Tampa Bay!
      More>>

      'Birdman,' 'Budapest' top Oscar nominations with 9 nods each

      Updated:

      Two extravagant comedies, "Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel," tied for the most Oscar nominations Thursday morning with nine nods each, including best picture. More>>

      Out and About
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      • Beautiful weather to end weekend in Tampa Bay

        Beautiful weather to end weekend in Tampa Bay

        Saturday, January 31 2015 6:48 PM EST2015-01-31 23:48:18 GMT
        ???It will be mostly clear for the rest of your Saturday night with temps falling back into the low 50s,??? said Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Julie Phillips.
        ???It will be mostly clear for the rest of your Saturday night with temps falling back into the low 50s,??? said Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Julie Phillips.
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