Durant missed the first of his two games after sustaining a left hamstring strain, according to the team, but his temporary absence was no worry for the Nets.
James Harden and Kyrie Irving stepped up on Monday night to help the team defeat Kings 125-136 at the Golden 1 center.
James Harden who has recorded several triple doubles in his first season as a Net recorded his fifth with 29 points, 14 assists and 13 rebounds in Monday’s matchup.
Irving, on the other hand posted 40 points and 4 rebounds to power the Nets to victory. His total tally for the night was a season high and scored 9-of-11 from deep. Kyrie also made 9 threes on 11 attempts, while making 17 free throws from 17 attempts.
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The victory over Kings makes it three victories for the Nets on the bounce and are now 17-12 on the eastern conference standings.
Kyrie Irving was among a host of players who recorded 40 points and above in Monday’s fixtures with Julius Randle and Ben Simmons also posting 44 and 42 points respectively.
Jordan Clarkson completes the list of player’s to have reached the 40 points mark, with Bradley Beal (37 points) Tobias Harris (36 points) and Steph Curry (36 points) following in that order.
NBA results ( 15th February, 2021)
Wizards 131-119 Rockets
Pacers 112-120 Bulls
Knicks 123-112 Hawks
Jazz 134-123 76ers
Clippers 125-118 Heat
Kings 125-136 Nets
Warriors 129-98 Cavaliers