The Brooklyn Nets put up a franchise document 91 factors within the first half – the third highest complete in NBA historical past – in Wednesday’s 143-113 blowout win over reigning champion the Golden State Warriors.
The Phoenix Suns maintain the primary half factors document with 107 scored towards Denver in 1990, whereas the Warriors put up 92 towards the Chicago Bulls in 2018.
Star man Kevin Durant scored 21 of his 23 factors within the first-half rout, additionally including seven rebounds and 5 assists, whereas Edmond Sumner was the group’s second highest scorer with 16 factors off the bench.
Brooklyn recorded the historic complete with out Kyrie Irving, who was out with a calf harm.
In complete, 9 of the 12 Nets gamers that took to the ground scored in double figures, one other franchise document.
“That’s what occurs if you come to work and also you’re able to work from the start,” Nets head coach Jacque Vaughn instructed reporters, per NBA.com.
It was the second blowout loss in as many nights for the Warriors, who suffered a 38-point loss to the New York Knicks on Tuesday.
Steve Kerr’s aspect was with out Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Andrew Wiggins towards the Nets. Curry is anticipated to be sidelined for quite a few weeks with a shoulder harm.
“It’s the Warriors,” Durant stated, per NBA.com. “You all the time respect them irrespective of who’s on the ground. They’ve a championship system and championship gamers.”
It was the seventh consecutive victory for the Nets, the longest present profitable streak within the NBA, who’ve climbed to fourth place within the Jap Convention.
The Warriors, in the meantime, sit eleventh within the West Convention standings and at 3-16 now have the worst street document within the NBA this season.