----- Durant, Curry lead Nets over the Trail Blazers 128-123 Friday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
The Kevin Durant show!
Kevin Durant finished with a game-high 38 points as the Brooklyn Nets topped the Portland Trail Blazers 128-123 Friday night at Barclays Center.
Durant connected on 11-of-15 from the field while adding six rebounds and six assists. He scored 14 points in the third quarter when the Nets put 39 points on the board helping them overcome an 18-point deficit to tie the score at 101-101 entering the fourth.
After missing the previous three games with left ankle soreness, the Nets got a boost with the return of Seth Curry. He finished with 27 points on 7-of-11 shooting from beyond-the-arc.
"We needed that and good to see him back out there," Durant said. "He missed a few games with that ankle but I'm glad he's getting better and he was able to come out here and play and we needed all those points tonight."
Josh Hart led Portland (26-43) with 25 points and seven assists and Brandon Williams added 24 points, six rebounds, and five assists.
The Nets took control of the game by starting the final quarter on a 10-0 run. The Blazers kept it close but couldn't get over the hump.
"We just couldn't get a basket at the start of the fourth quarter," Blazers coach Chauncey Billups said. "They go on that 10-0 run I think and that really hurt us."
Up Next- The Trail Blazers will travel to Indiana to meet the Pacers on Sunday. The game is scheduled to tip off at 12:30 PM.
Chad's Take- Might be time to sit Josh Hart. He plays too hard for a team that is in full tank-mode.