SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored a season-excessive 40 facets, James Harden had his fifth triple-double with Brooklyn and the Nets beat the Sacramento Kings 136-125 on Monday evening as injured Kevin Durant watched from the bench.
Irving went 15 of 22 and made 9 of the Nets’ franchise-listing 27 3-pointers, including consecutive footage from beyond the arc to open the sport and three more as half of a 23-4 speed in the third quarter.
Harden had 29 facets, 14 assists and 13 rebounds, his ninth straight recreation with a double-double. The club listing is 10.
Hassan Whiteside had 26 facets and 16 rebounds for the Kings. De’Aaron Fox added 19 facets and eight assists.
Brooklyn had seven gamers in double figures while Sacramento had six in a matchup between two of the NBA’s three worst defenses.
The Nets had been again without Durant, who sustained a cushy left hamstring force Saturday in opposition to the Warriors after strolling again from per week-prolonged quarantine resulting from COVID-19 points. Durant watched from the stay of the bench.
It didn’t matter remarkable in opposition to the overmatched Kings.
Brooklyn scored 74 facets in the first half of, led by as many as 28 and shot 58% total.
Nets: DeAndre Jordan was support in the lineup after sitting out Saturday’s win at Golden Express for private causes. Jordan completed with 10 facets and eight boards. … Brooklyn place of dwelling a franchise listing with its eighth recreation of 130 facets or more. … It was the seventh time in 20 games with the Nets that Irving scored 30 or more.
Kings: Marvin Bagley III had 19 facets and seven rebounds after lacking two games attributable to of a sore left calf. … Sacramento scored 22 facets in the paint at some stage in the first quarter. … In consequence of of the support-to-support, Richaun Holmes was rested with a sore ravishing knee. Cory Joseph started and scored a season-excessive 22 facets.
Nets: Talk over with the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday. The groups destroy up two games final season however this could additionally very successfully be their easiest matchup this season.
Kings: Host the Heat on Thursday forward of leaving for a five-recreation aspect road commute. Sacramento hasn’t lost a home recreation to Miami since April 1, 2016.