Kevin Durant scored 27 points in one night as the Brooklyn Nets beat the Chicago Bulls 138-112 at United Center. It was the highest-scoring game of Brooklyn’s 2021-22 campaign as they took home their 26th win of the regular season. Durant attributed the win to the Nets’ superb defense that led to a 26-point win on Wednesday night.
Speaking during his post-game media interaction, Durant said:
“In terms of defence, we were in the same position all night. We talked. We talked. Usually, when we do that as a team, no matter what is going on. On the attacking side of the ball, we always put ourselves in a good position to win.” Tonight, we scrambled for everything. We played against three incredible scorers from all over the ring. We can beat most of their efforts. “
“Usually, that’s all you can ask for from players like that. Give Kess a lot of work. [Kessler Edwards] and Day’Ron [Sharpe] put in, make it difficult for Vuc [Nikola Vucevic], making it difficult for Zach [LaVine] and DeMar [DeRozan]. We just played as a team tonight at both ends. “
Kevin Durant and James Harden combine for 52 points and 25 assists as Brooklyn Nets take big win
Kyrie Irving didn’t make much of an impact in the Brooklyn Nets’ claim to win over the Chicago Bulls. Kyrie has 9 points for shooting 4/10 in 25 minutes of play time. However, with Durant contributing 27 points (7/10, 70% shot from the field) and 9 assists, and James Harden scored a big double (25 points, 16 assists), which turned out to be an easy win for the Nets.
Brooklyn had a 22-point lead entering the fourth quarter. With Chicago failing to catch up in the late stages, the Brooklyn Nets stars were able to spend a considerable amount of time on the bench as the game began to roll over.
Speaking about his early withdrawal from the game, Harden said:
“Dude, honestly, one of the best feelings. It means either you did something right or you did something wrong. Tonight is a case of doing something wrong. right. I think we were just engaged. We knew that game was going to be in Portland. we had to go back and make amends and we did it very well.”
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The Brooklyn Nets now return home in a two-game stand where they will host the Oklahoma City Thunder and the New Orleans Pelicans.
https://www.sportskeeda.com/basketball/news-we-page-night-kevin-durant-credits-brooklyn-nets-stellar-defense-powering-past-chicago-bulls?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sportskeeda “We were on the same page all night”