D’Angelo Russell adopted up Friday’s massive display with an remarkable encore, pouring in 31 details as the Brooklyn Nets defeat the Sacramento Kings 123-94 acquire at Barclays Centre for their fourth straight acquire.
The Nets lifted their history to 8-2 since New Year’s, 17-5 since Dec. 7, and 25-23 general.
One particular game right after matching his occupation high with 40 details in Orlando, Russell continued to roll in sparking the third-quarter burst that lifted Brooklyn to a double-digit guide. He produced 7-of-14 3-ideas, building him 15-for-26 from deep around the previous two games, and experienced eight assists as effectively. It was the third 30-level game in Brooklyn’s previous 4 for Russell, who was named the NBA Japanese Convention Participant of the Week previously in the day.
The Nets took an eight-level guide into the fourth quarter, and quickly pushed it back again into double digits with a basket from Treveon Graham and a 3-pointer from DeMarre Carroll. Brooklyn went on to lengthen that into a 15-4 run to open up the quarter, likely up 108-89 on a Graham 3-pointer with 7:37 to go.
Joe Harris experienced 19 details although building 3-of-4 3-ideas. Rodions Kurucs experienced 16 and Spencer Dinwiddie included 11 with 6 assists. Shabazz Napier experienced 10. Ed Davis grabbed 16 rebounds and Jarrett Allen experienced 12 boards.
A hot-capturing, 37-level next quarter propelled the Kings to a 60-55 halftime guide around the Nets.
Brooklyn jumped out to an early 14-7 guide behind eight details from Kurucs in the initial five minutes. Two 3-ideas from Russell in the ultimate minute gave Brooklyn a 29-23 guide right after 1 quarter.
Sacramento vaulted into the led with a 12-3 run to open up the next quarter and consider a 35-32 guide on a Yogi Ferrell 3-pointer. The Nets jumped back again ahead 41-40 on a Kurucs dunk, the initial of 6 guide adjustments in a lot less than a few minutes.
The Bogdan Bogdanovic 3-pointer that place Sacramento back again in entrance tipped off a 15-8 Kings run to close the initial 50 percent.
Right after closing the initial 50 percent with 13 details, Russell scored eight in the initial 4:30 of the third quarter as the Nets opened up the next 50 percent on a 21-6 run, likely up 77-66 on a right after a few straight 3-ideas — two from Russell bookending another from Harris.
The Nets produced 12 of their initial 15 shots — such as five of 6 3-ideas — and went back again up by double figures, 86-76, on a Harris 3-pointer right after Sacramento reduce the guide to five. With the Kings once again in five, Russell produced his seventh 3-pointer of the game for a 91-83 guide. A Rondae Hollis-Jefferson dunk capped a 38-level third quarter and place Brooklyn up 93-85 likely into the fourth quarter.
The Nets host the Orlando Magic on Wednesday and the New York Knicks on Friday.