The star Kevin Durant dictated this Wednesday in the NBA with 32 points in a victory of the Brooklyn Nets over the Atlanta Hawks with a score of 117-108.
Durant started a scoring streak in the third quarter with 13 points on a 20-4 offense for his team to take a 16-card lead in a third consecutive victory for his team.
The star player added seven rebounds and five assists in total. Teammates Joe Harris and James Harden contributed a lot to the victory with six triples and 18 points in the first and 16 points and 11 assists in the second, and the Nets now have a positive 4-2 record at home.
For the Hawks, canastero De’Andre Hunter scored 26 points, including six triples, while Trae Young had 21 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds.
After a slow start to the season, the Nets have started to look like the team that was so powerful last season.
On this day the team completed an excellent job with 22 triples, the most since they scored 27 last February against the Sacramento Kings.
Durant broke a tie at 75 with a pair of free throws with 4:40 left in the third set, then added another shot and a triple to give the team a seven-point lead. The Nets scored the last 12 points of that period.
The Nets won for the first time this season by being out-rebounded, with the Hawks finishing with a 52-42 lead in that category.
– VanVlet guide to Toronto –
In Washington, canastero Fred VanVleet scored 33 points, his season high, OG Anunoby added 21 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Capital Wizards 109-100 for their fifth consecutive victory.
VanVleet made 13 of 22 shots from the field for the Raptors, who avenged a 15-point loss on opening night at home to the Wizards two weeks ago while running their winning streak longer than any other season in the past.
“I’m not taking it for granted,” VanVleet said of starting this team after finishing 12th in the Eastern Conference in the 2020-2021 campaign. “So let’s enjoy these victories and growth.”
Svi Mykhailiuk and Gary Trent Jr. added 15 points each for Toronto, which spent the final 34 minutes with a 16-card lead in the third quarter.
For the capital quintet their scoring star was Bradley Beal with 25 points but Washington suffered consecutive defeats for the first time this season.
Montrezl Harrell added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Wizards, who lost despite leading 40-34 in points from the paint.
VanVleet gave Toronto its biggest lead when he added seven straight points from a triple, layup and two free throws to stretch it to 66-50. VanVleet has scored 15 or more points in seven straight games.
– Wednesday’s NBA results:
Cleveland to Portland 107-104
Boston to Orlando 92-79
Toronto to Washington 109-100
LA Clippers to Minnesota 126-115
Indiana to New York Knicks 111-98
Philadelphia to Chicago 103-98
Brooklyn to Atlanta 117-108
Memphis to Denver 108-106
Dallas to San Antonio 109-108
Sacramento to New Orleans 112-99
Golden State to Charlotte 114-92