Brooklyn shot 53.8 percent overall and 45.7 percent from 3-point variety, and truly warmed up after halftime in shooting 61.5 percent overall and 62.5 percent from 3-point variety in the 2nd half. Early on, the shooting was shakier on the way to a 52-50 halftime lead for the Nets, however Harden opened up looking for the pass, with 7 helps by halftime.” Man, it was extraordinary,” said Durant of Hardens Brooklyn debut. “You could see him attempting to determine the finest method to play. Early on I seemed like we were all overpassing. Attempting to make everyone comfortable. And then he simply entered his mode of being aggressive to score which opened the entire game for everybody. Pleased he got his feet up under him and hes got to keep plugging away, keep improving each day.” Durant had 16 at the half and Harden had eight, and as they got rolling in the second half everyone found the basket much better, including the Magic. Orlando matched the Nets through the majority of the third quarter, with both teams shooting at least 52 percent in the period.
With the Nets tracking 79-74, they scored 7 straight to move into a lead. Durant sliced through the lane for a shift layup, Harden made 1-of-2 from the line and after that 2-of-3, and after that fed Landry Shamet for a transition layup. After Orlando tied the video game at 81, Harden responded to with a step-back 3-pointer for a lead the Nets never ever quit after taking an 84-83 edge into the 4th quarter.With a 10-3 run in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter, topped by back-to-back 3-pointers from Durant and Harden, the Nets went up 96-88 with 9 minutes staying, having outscored Orlando 22-9 considering that late in the 3rd quarter.With the Magic back within three, Harden two times made a set from the line, and Bruce Brown followed with a corner 3 for a 117-107 lead with 1:38 staying as the Nets sealed their 3rd straight win.” I think everybody was delighted,” stated Nash. “Obviously you bring a player of James quality and his excitement to be here and everyone was excited. You understand, its been an enjoyable few days, as far as the performance, my head is spinning, who did we play three nights earlier, Denver? That was a fun evening. We played in New York, and had an exceptional short-staffed video game where we played outstanding, men moved the ball, played together and once again, tonight, found a method to win. Its been a fun couple of video games for us, and we needed them, we needed to build, we needed some positive energy because weve had some challenging times this year. And undoubtedly its fun when you see people enjoying what they do.”
I indicate, undoubtedly James is a dazzling basketball gamer and we got to include them discover a method to make this thing gel and put them in a position to do what he does, and for him to make each of our people much better. He got to the line 15 times, he made threes, 12 rebounds, 14 helps, four takes. I will continue to construct and get much better and try to figure this out where everyone is a threat and we make each other much better.”
I indicate, obviously James is a fantastic basketball gamer and we got to include them discover a way to make this thing gel and put them in a position to do what he does, and for him to make each of our men much better. I will continue to develop and get better and attempt to figure this out where everyone is a hazard and we make each other much better.”
” Ive got a long ways to go, and Ive got an excellent personnel, colleagues, training staff that puts me in position every day to go out there and be the best that I can be,” said Durant. “So its 10 games in, weve got 62 more– well, weve got more than that, I missed a couple of video games. Weve got a long season ahead of us, and I just desire to keep putting together some excellent days, good weeks, good months and see what takes place.”
” Ive got a long ways to go, and Ive got a great personnel, teammates, training staff that puts me in position every day to go out there and be the finest that I can be,” said Durant. “So its 10 video games in, weve got 62 more– well, weve got more than that, I missed out on a couple of video games. Glad he got his feet up under him and hes got to keep plugging away, keep getting much better each day.