The Brooklyn Nets continue their domination as they win their 7th straight game by comfortably beating Sacramento Kings 118-127. Having 5 players in double digits, the Nets were led by James Harden who scored his sixth triple-double since joining the Nets. Harden scored 29 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists. While Bruce Brown scored 13 of his 29 points in the 4th quarter to ensure Nets beat Kings to maintain their winning streak.
After this triple-double James Harden is just one triple-double behind Jason Kidd. De’Aaron Fox led the Kings and scored 29 points. Despite leading for much of the game, the Nets led by a point (110-109) after Fox hit a 3-pointer midway through the fourth quarter. But, in a little more four minutes, the Nets went on a 14-1 run to put the game away.
James Harden registers his 6th triple-double with Brooklyn Nets; victory over Sacramento Kings
Kyrie Irving added 21 points as Brooklyn extended its winning streak to seven games and improved to 21-12. The Nets swept their regular-season series against Sacramento, which has lost eight in a row.
On a star-laden squad, Brown played the role of closer. Brown, who has filled in for the injured Kevin Durant at power forward, knocked down two 3-pointers from in front of the Kings’ bench and added a jump shot for good measure.
Entering the game, Harden was averaging 24.9 points and 11.4 assists in the 18 games he has played with the Nets since being acquired in a four-team trade on January 13.
“I don’t want to diminish how great he is because I kind of expected this,” Nets head coach Steve Nash said about Harden during his pregame availability. “It’s even more impressive when he’s on your team.”