The Nets have been playing superbly and they extended their hot streak in Brooklyn with a big 115-110 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.
Brooklyn have now won six straight games, and they have beaten the Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors during the successful stretch. Not even LeBron James' best efforts were enough to stop the Nets from taking home the victory on Tuesday.
D'Angelo Russell led the Nets to the win. The fourth-year guard poured in a team-leading 22 points and 13 assists for the Nets. Joe Harris was right behind Russell with 19 points, nine of which came from three-point range.
James recorded 36 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists. Kyle Kuzma added a 22-point double-double while Lonzo Ball registered a 23-point performance.
Los Angeles have now lost three of their last four games. Meanwhile, Brooklyn are on a roll.
Dagger.— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) December 19, 2018
Nance shines for Cavs
Larry Nance Jr. had 15 points and 16 rebounds in the Cavaliers' 92-91 victory over the Pacers, which ended Indiana's seven-game winning streak.
Bradley Beal scored 29 points on 11-of-17 shooting and grabbed 10 boards in the Wizards' 118-110 loss to the Hawks.
Nikola Jokic had a monster night, recording 32 points and 16 rebounds in a 126-118 win for the Nuggets over the Mavericks in Denver.
Josh Hart scored six points on two-of-10 shooting in the Lakers' loss to the Nets.
David Nwaba was held scoreless on 0-of-five shooting in the Cavaliers' win over the Pacers.
Plumlee shows class
Mason Plumlee showcased his ball handling skills by going coast to coast for a lefty finish just before the half-time buzzer.
Jarrett Allen's relentless rim protection led to a denial of a James slam dunk attempt.
Cleveland Cavaliers 92-91 Indiana Pacers
Atlanta Hawks 118-110 Washington Wizards
Brooklyn Nets 115-110 Los Angeles Lakers
Denver Nuggets 126-118 Dallas Mavericks
Thunder at Kings
Oklahoma City (19-10) and Sacramento (16-14) each have one of the fastest players in the NBA. Russell Westbrook has been exploding towards the rim for years now while De'Aaron Fox is improving at an impressive rate. The Thunder are third in the Western Conference while the Kings are in ninth.
19 de abril 2019
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