The Brooklyn Nets put up a franchise file 91 factors within the first half – the third highest whole 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 file with 107 scored in opposition to Denver in 1990, whereas the Warriors put up 92 in opposition to 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 crew’s second highest scorer with 16 factors off the bench.
Brooklyn recorded the historic whole with out Kyrie Irving, who was out with a calf damage.
In whole, 9 of the 12 Nets gamers that took to the ground scored in double figures, one other franchise file.
“That’s what occurs if you come to work and also you’re able to work from the start,” Nets head coach Jacque Vaughn informed 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 in opposition to the Nets. Curry is predicted to be sidelined for various weeks with a shoulder damage.
“It’s the Warriors,” Durant stated, per NBA.com. “You at all times respect them regardless 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 successful 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 highway file within the NBA this season.