NEW YORK (AP) – Curry Irving scored 22 points when he played Kevin Durant and James Amen Harden for the first time in three months, beating the Brooklyn Nets 105-91 over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday.
The eighth match of the “Big Three” season in Brooklyn was not particularly beautiful. The Nets quickly dropped to 12. 0 hole. But they had some sharp pulls, winning the fourth game in a row, improving their 6-game lead to 6-2.
Durant hit only 4 against 17, but finished with 12 points, nine shots and six assists. Harden had seven assists, five points and five assists in his second game of 25 minutes due to injury.
But Brooklyn had 19 points from Got Green 3 five points with 3 points, and Bruce Brown had 16 points և 12 shots. The “Ets Passers” ensured that they would remain second in the Archelian Conference on the last day of the regular season.
Patrick Williams scored 24 points for the Bull Wolves, the highest score of his rookie season. On Friday, when Washington defeated Cleveland, Thaddeus Young added 19 points և 13 rebounds in his first game in Chicago.
Durant, Irving and Harden have not played together since their February 13 victory at Golden State. In the next game, Durant started a 23-game absence with a left thigh injury.
They were far from their best. Durant missed his first five shots, never really finding his shots. In the third quarter, the Nets scored just 18 points in 8 of 22 shots, while Durant and Irving were together 3 to 10.
At the beginning of the fourth quarter 10. After a 0-run run, the Bulls were only four points behind while the Big Three were resting, but the Networks immediately dismissed it with a 15-2 response, after Durant և Harden re-entered the last seven to make it 100-83.
The Nets started from a slow start in the first quarter with one point, and in the second they used 15-4 speed to open the advantage of their own 12 points. They took a 61-51 lead in the half, and Brown got his last two baskets in the next few shots.
Bull wolves. Chicago played without Zach LaVine (right knee tendon), Daniel Theis (right thigh), Troy Brown Jr. և Tomas Satoransky (left ankle sprain). Coach Billy Donova said LaVine was in a lot of pain, the team wanted to defend themselves from their top scorer.
Ets passed. Joe Harris missed his second game in a row չի Sunday will not play with left gluten tension. Coach Steve Nash said it was a bit tense, էր it was expected that Harris would fully recover during the playoffs. … Nicolas Claxton had 10 points and eight rebounds.
It was the first time the Big Three played in front of a crowd at home. Fans were not allowed to enter the Barclays Center until February 23.
Bull wolves. Host Milwaukee on Sunday.
Ets passed to Sunday host Cleveland.
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