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Warriors vs. Nets score, results: Irving and Durant dominate, Brooklyn shows depth in season opener

It is solely sport one, however all indicators level to the Nets being a contender within the Jap Convention following their 125-99 thumping of the Warriors within the season opener on Tuesday.

There have been questions on how properly Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving would mesh collectively. In the event that they play like they did tonight — 48 mixed factors on 17-of-32 capturing (53.1 p.c) — it bodes properly for his or her chemistry.

Durant, enjoying in his first NBA sport since injuring his Achilles within the 2019 NBA Finals, seemed snug scoring 22 factors on 7-of-16 capturing (together with 7 of seven from the free throw line) in simply 25 minutes. Irving, enjoying in his first sport since injuring his shoulder in February, had 26 factors on 10-of-16 capturing, together with 4 of seven from 3-point vary in 25 minutes.

The brand new duo obtained out to a quick begin and by no means seemed again, as Irving had 17 factors and Durant had 10 to push Brooklyn out to a 40-25 lead on the finish of the primary quarter. Irving had 24 at halftime to guide all scorers, because the Nets led 63-45 heading into the locker room.

Durant added 10 extra factors within the third quarter to push Brooklyn’s result in 99-71 on the finish of the interval. Neither Durant nor Irving performed within the fourth quarter as Brooklyn completed with a 125-99 win, the primary for coach Steve Nash.

Irving and Durant weren’t the one ones to shine for the Nets (1-0). Caris LeVert added 20 factors, 9 rebounds and a team-high 5 assists off the bench. Jarrett Allen additionally got here off the bench and chipped in eight factors, seven rebounds and two blocks. Having high quality gamers resembling LeVert and Allen on the bench makes Brooklyn one of many deepest groups within the Jap Convention, and helps take the load off Irving and Durant as they proceed to rediscover their rhythm.

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Not a lot went proper for Golden State. Stephen Curry led the way in which with 20 factors, however made simply 7 of 21 pictures from the sphere, together with 2 of 10 from 3-point vary. If there was a vibrant spot, it was the play of rookie middle James Wiseman, who had 19 factors and 6 rebounds in his NBA debut. The Warriors (0-1) will look ahead to the return of Draymond Inexperienced, who was out with a muscle pressure in his proper foot.

Sporting Information tracked reside scoring updates and highlights from Warriors vs. Nets on Tuesday. Comply with for full outcomes from the NBA’s Opening Night to the 2020-21 season.

Warriors vs. Nets rating

  Q1 Q2 Q3 This fall Rating
Nets 40 23 36 26 125
Warriors 25 20 26 28 99

Warriors vs. Nets reside updates, highlights

( All instances Jap )

9:21 p.m. — FINAL: Nets 125, Warriors 99.

9:15 p.m. — Timeout, Warriors. Nets lead 120-94 with 2:20 left to play.

9:05 p.m. — Timeout, Nets. Brooklyn leads 111-78 with 6:36 remaining within the fourth quarter. Irving, Durant and Curry are all on the bench, it is rubbish time.

8:52 p.m. — END OF 3Q: Nets 99, Warriors 71. This one is all however over. Kyrie Irving has 26 factors and Kevin Durant has 22 factors to guide Brooklyn; Curry has 20 factors to guide Golden State.

8:45 p.m. — Timeout, Nets. Brooklyn leads 95-62 with 2:54 left within the third quarter. Golden State simply can not seem to get a lot of something happening both finish. Irving has 26 and Durant has 22 to guide the Nets. Curry has 20 to guide the Warriors.

8:29 p.m. — Timeout, Warriors. Nets lead 77-49 with 8:30 left within the third quarter as a Durant dunk on the break forces the timeout. Durant is as much as 16 factors now.

8:04 p.m. — HALF: Nets 63, Warriors 45. Irving has 24 factors to guide all scorers on the break. Durant and LeVert have 12 factors apiece for Brooklyn. Curry has 16 factors to guide Golden State.

7:55 p.m. — Timeout, Warriors. Brooklyn leads 56-37 with 3:18 left within the second quarter following a Curry turnover that results in a Jeff Inexperienced dunk in transition.

7:46 p.m. — Timeout, Nets. Brooklyn leads 50-30 with 6:49 left within the second quarter. LeVert has 12 factors off the bench.

7:34 p.m. — END OF 1Q: Nets 40, Warriors 25. Irving has 17 factors and Durant has 10 to guide Brooklyn. Curry has 9 factors to guide Golden State.

7:28 p.m. — Timeout, Warriors. Ugly stretch there for Golden State: two free throws from Irving, a turnover on the following inbound results in a 3 from LeVert, then one other turnover results in an Irving pull-up 3 in transition. It is 36-17 with 2:29 left within the first quarter.

7:24 p.m. — Timeout, Nets. Kelly Oubre Jr. is giving Golden State some life with a few emphatic dunks to chop the deficit to 28-17 with 2:47 left within the first quarter. Irving will step to the road for 2 after they return, he has a game-high 12 factors.

7:14 p.m. — Timeout, Warriors. Durant is off to a scorching begin with 10 factors on 4-of-6 capturing, together with a two-handed jam down the baseline to place the Nets up 18-8 with 7:20 left within the first quarter.

7:08 p.m. — Stephen Curry scores the primary factors of the season. Curry will get to the road and hits a pair of free throws to go up 2-0 with 11:38 left within the first quarter.

Warriors vs. Nets begin time

  • Time: 7 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: TNT
  • Reside stream: Watch TNT

Warriors vs. Nets is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Dec. 22. The sport shall be performed on the Barclays Middle in Brooklyn, N.Y. Followers is not going to be permitted to attend in accordance with state pointers.

NBA schedule 2020

Tuesday, Dec. 22

Recreation Time (ET) Nationwide TV
Warriors vs. Nets 7 p.m. TNT
Clippers vs. Lakers 10 p.m. TNT

Wednesday, Dec. 23

Recreation Time (ET) Nationwide TV
Hornets vs. Cavaliers 7 p.m.
Knicks vs. Pacers 7 p.m.
Warmth vs. Magic 7 p.m.
Wizards vs. 76ers 7 p.m.
Bucks vs. Celtics 7:30 p.m. TNT
Pelicans vs. Raptors 7:30 p.m.
Hawks vs. Bulls 8 p.m.
Thunder vs. Rockets 8 p.m.
Spurs vs. Grizzlies 8 p.m.
Pistons vs. Timberwolves 8 p.m.
Kings vs. Nuggets 9 p.m.
Jazz vs. Path Blazers 10 p.m.
Mavericks vs. Suns 10:30 p.m. ESPN

Friday, Dec. 25 (Christmas Day)

Recreation Time (ET) Nationwide TV
Pelicans vs. Warmth Midday ESPN
Warriors vs. Bucks 2:30 p.m. ABC
Nets vs. Celtics 5 p.m. ABC
Mavericks vs. Lakers 8 p.m. ABC/ESPN
Clippers vs. Nuggets 10:30 p.m. ABC

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