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Nets catch 136-125 take grasp of over Kings thanks to Kyrie Irving’s 40 sides, James Harden’s triple-double

James Harden close up vs. Kings

James Harden pack up vs. Kings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored a season-high 40 sides, 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 nine of the Nets’ franchise-story 27 3-pointers, together with consecutive shots from beyond the arc to delivery the game and three more as allotment of a 23-4 flee in the third quarter.

Harden had 29 sides, 14 assists and 13 rebounds, his ninth straight game with a double-double. The membership story is 10.

Hassan Whiteside had 26 sides and 16 rebounds for the Kings. De’Aaron Fox added 19 sides and eight assists.

Brooklyn had seven players 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 finest left hamstring stress Saturday against the Warriors after coming again from a week-prolonged quarantine due to COVID-19 elements. Durant watched from the tip of the bench.

It didn’t matter mighty against the overmatched Kings.

Brooklyn scored 74 sides in the first half, led by as many as 28 and shot 58% total.

TIP-INS

Nets: DeAndre Jordan became support in the lineup after sitting out Saturday’s take grasp of at Golden Relate for private causes. Jordan accomplished with 10 sides and eight boards. … Brooklyn residing a franchise story with its eighth game of 130 sides or more. … It became the seventh time in 20 games with the Nets that Irving scored 30 or more.

Kings: Marvin Bagley III had 19 sides and 7 rebounds after lacking two games due to a sore left calf. … Sacramento scored 22 sides in the paint all the device by the first quarter. … Attributable to the support-to-support, Richaun Holmes became rested with a sore appropriate knee. Cory Joseph began and scored a season-high 22 sides.

UP NEXT

Nets: Visit the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday. The teams break up two games last season but this might per chance presumably presumably presumably be their simplest matchup this season.

Kings: Host the Heat on Thursday earlier than leaving for a five-game road time out. Sacramento hasn’t misplaced a dwelling game to Miami since April 1, 2016.

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