Nets vs Kings: Irving & Harden save the day in win over Kings

With one member of their big three out in Nets vs Kings, the dynamic duo came to save the day. Kyrie Irving scored 40 points and James Harden added a triple-double as the Brooklyn Nets torched the Sacramento Kings 136-125. The win gave Brooklyn their third straight win to improve to 17-12 on the season and claim the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference. 

The main headlines for Nets vs Kings

Irving shot 15-of-22 from the field, including 9-of-11 from three-point range to score his 40 points in the Nets vs Kings matchup. Harden finished with 29 points, 14 assists, and 13 rebounds to go with a +33 +/- rating while he was on the floor. It was the ninth straight game for Harden with at least a double-double. 

A three-point record in Nets vs Kings

  • Irving made nine threes as the Nets set a franchise record with 27 made three-pointers. 
  • Irving drilled five threes in the third quarter to lead a 23-4 run. 
  • Seven members of the Nets finished in double figures. 
  • It appears that the decision to move Harden to point guard and Irving to shooting guard paid off.

Highlight reels

  • To go with the team’s epic three-point shooting, other members of the team made top-10 caliber plays. 
  • Jeff Green threw down one of the most monstrous dunks of the season with a one-handed jam. 
  • DeAndre Jordan took a lop pass from Irving to finish a circus shot-and-1. Jordan had a little bit of fun after the game too.

No Durant, no problem 

  • Kevin Durant was out after sustaining a mild left hamstring strain on Saturday against the Golden State Warriors. He will miss one more game. 
  • Even without Durant, the Nets scored 74 points in the first half and led by as much as 28 points. 
  • The Nets shot 58% from the field, while Durant attended the game and sat on the bench. 

Nets vs Kings game analysis & commentary

Jeff Green and Landry Shamet added 13 points, while Jordan, Joe Harris, and Tyler Johnson each added 10 points. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarro nearly joined the double-digit party but only finished with eight points. 

The offense didn’t disappoint in Nets vs Kings

The matchup between two of the three worst defenses in the league didn’t disappoint. The Kings allow a league-worst 119.3 points per game, while the Nets allow a third-worst 117.1 points per game. Only the Kings and Washington Wizards have a worse defensive ranking than the Nets this season. 

Nets making moves

The Nets recently made a move to acquire forward Noah Vonleh. Late after the game, it was reported that the Nets agreed to a deal with Andre Roberson. The 29-year old signed a one-week contract, which is essentially going to be a tryout for the team. Roberson was known for his ability to provide wing defense when he was a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder. 

Looking ahead

The Nets continue their road trip with a matchup on Tuesday with the Phoenix Suns. The Suns are 17-9 on the season and the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference. 

With one member of their big three out in Nets vs Kings, the dynamic duo came to save the day. Kyrie Irving scored 40 points and James Harden added a triple-double as the Brooklyn Nets torched the Sacramento Kings 136-125. The win gave Brooklyn their third straight win to improve to 17-12 on the season and claim the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference. 

The main headlines for Nets vs Kings

Irving shot 15-of-22 from the field, including 9-of-11 from three-point range to score his 40 points in the Nets vs Kings matchup. Harden finished with 29 points, 14 assists, and 13 rebounds to go with a +33 +/- rating while he was on the floor. It was the ninth straight game for Harden with at least a double-double. 

A three-point record in Nets vs Kings

  • Irving made nine threes as the Nets set a franchise record with 27 made three-pointers. 
  • Irving drilled five threes in the third quarter to lead a 23-4 run. 
  • Seven members of the Nets finished in double figures. 
  • It appears that the decision to move Harden to point guard and Irving to shooting guard paid off.

Highlight reels

  • To go with the team’s epic three-point shooting, other members of the team made top-10 caliber plays. 
  • Jeff Green threw down one of the most monstrous dunks of the season with a one-handed jam. 
  • DeAndre Jordan took a lop pass from Irving to finish a circus shot-and-1. 

No Durant, no problem 

  • Kevin Durant was out after sustaining a mild left hamstring strain on Saturday against the Golden State Warriors. He will miss one more game. 
  • Even without Durant, the Nets scored 74 points in the first half and led by as much as 28 points. 
  • The Nets shot 58% from the field, while Durant attended the game and sat on the bench. 

Nets vs Kings game analysis & commentary

Jeff Green and Landry Shamet added 13 points, while Jordan, Joe Harris, and Tyler Johnson each added 10 points. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarro nearly joined the double-digit party but only finished with eight points. 

The offense didn’t disappoint in Nets vs Kings

The matchup between two of the three worst defenses in the league didn’t disappoint. The Kings allow a league-worst 119.3 points per game, while the Nets allow a third-worst 117.1 points per game. Only the Kings and Washington Wizards have a worse defensive ranking than the Nets this season. 

Nets making moves

The Nets recently made a move to acquire forward Noah Vonleh. Late after the game, it was reported that the Nets agreed to a deal with Andre Roberson. The 29-year old signed a one-week contract, which is essentially going to be a tryout for the team. Roberson was known for his ability to provide wing defense when he was a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder. 

Looking ahead

The Nets continue their road trip with a matchup on Tuesday with the Phoenix Suns. The Suns are 17-9 on the season and the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference. 

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