Nets use balanced scoring to send Kings to 8th straight loss

Bruce Brown scored 13 of his 29 issues within the fourth quarter, main the Brooklyn Nets to a 127-118 win over the Sacramento Kings

NEW YORK — Bruce Brown scored 13 of his 29 issues within the fourth quarter to steer the Brooklyn Nets to a 127-118 win over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday evening.

The Nets had 5 gamers ranking in double figures. James Harden recorded his 6th triple-double with the Nets, completing with 29 issues, 11 rebounds and 14 assists. He ranks 2d in franchise historical past, one in the back of Jason Kidd.

Kyrie Irving added 21 issues as Brooklyn prolonged its profitable streak to seven video games and stepped forward to 21-12. The Nets swept their regular-season sequence towards Sacramento, which has misplaced 8 in a row.

De’Aaron Fox led the Kings with 27 issues.

In spite of main for far of the sport, the Nets led through some extent (110-109) after Fox hit a Three-pointer halfway during the fourth quarter. However, in a little bit extra 4 mins, the Nets went on a 14-1 run to place the sport away.

On a star-laden squad, Brown performed the position of nearer. Brown, who has stuffed in for the injured Kevin Durant at energy ahead, knocked down two Three-pointers from in entrance of the Kings’ bench and added a bounce shot for excellent measure.

TIP-INS:

Nets: Harden used to be named as a reserve to the NBA’s All-Big name Recreation. The announcement marks the 9th time within the 31-year previous Harden’s 11 seasons that he used to be decided on to be an All-Big name.

Getting into the sport, Harden used to be averaging 24.nine issues and 11.four assists within the 18 video games he has performed with the Nets since being bought in a four-team business on Jan. 13.

“I don’t need to diminish how nice he’s as a result of I roughly anticipated this,” Nets head trainer Steve Nash mentioned about Harden all over his pregame availability. “It’s much more spectacular when he’s for your workforce.”

Along side the 31-year previous Harden, the Nets will probably be represented on the Mar. 7 sport in Atlanta through Irving and Durant. It’ll be the primary time in franchise historical past that the Nets have 3 gamers decided on to an All-Big name workforce in one season.

Kings: Main points topic. And the Kings have allowed the main points in their sport to slide. That, in essence, used to be Sacramento trainer Luke Walton’s evaluate of his workforce previous to the sport.

“Our guys need to get started profitable once more,” Walton mentioned. “They tasted it. We’re in a difficult stretch.” Prior to the present 8 sport dropping streak, the Kings had received seven of 8. “Once we had been profitable video games, we had been doing the ones (element issues) at a horny prime stage, and that’s dropped off with the losses. We need to perceive, win or lose, we need to stay taking part in the similar form of means. … Walton’s pregame availability used to be behind schedule because the Sacramento trainer used to be stuck in site visitors. “New York site visitors nonetheless exists,” he mentioned in a deadpan style. “Even in a deadly disease.”

ETC.:

UP NEXT:

Kings: Go the East River to consult with the unexpected New York Knicks ON Thursday evening.

Nets: Hosts Orlando Magic on Thursday evening.

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