Lukaku and Ziyech watch from the stands. In the absence of Kyrie Irving and Ben Simmons, the Brooklyn Nets have lost another key player to illness and another to injury. Durant had 37 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists, and the Nets beat the Jazz 114-106 on Monday to win their sixth game in a row.
Bruce Brown scored 22 points for the Nets, who took sole possession of the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference. Nic Claxton, who took over for injured center Andre Drummond, made five shots and added 11 points in the Nets’ third quarter of 38 points.
During that time, Durant scored 15 points and stated that Brooklyn’s recent good play has been a team effort.
Donovan Mitchell scored 30 points for the Jazz, who ended their three-game winning streak. After losing a game on Sunday in New York, Jordan Clarkson added 19 points and Mike Conley had 18 points and seven assists to rest his right rodilla.
The Nets’ two-point lead in the middle of the game was reduced to one before the game began in the second half after they were penalized for a second technical foul for a second delay in the game. Claxton, on the other hand, made the first two canastas in the third to get his big room up and running.
With a 10-0 run at the half, Durant extended a three-point lead to 75-62, then he made three consecutive triples to put the game away at 84-68 in 2:52.