Durant scores 27, Nets win again without Irving, defeat Clippers

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  • Durant scores 27, Nets win again without Irving, defeat Clippers

    Kevin Durant (7), of The Nets, is defended by Paul George, of the Clippers, in the second half of the NBA game held this Saturday in Los Angeles.

With another devastating performance from star Kevin Durant, the Brooklyn Nets prevailed on Saturday 110-95 at the Los Angeles Clippers court and added their fourth victory in five games played since the suspension of Kyrie Irving.

The controversial Irving was banned for at least five games for his promotion of a film deemed anti-Semitic, and while he's already hit hard, he won't be able to. After that minimum, the Nets advanced that for the moment it will continue to be the same. team section.

In Los Angeles, Brooklyn put on another demonstration of improving their defense since the firing earlier this month of manager Steve Nash and his replacement by assistant Jacque Vaughn. Hand in hand with him, the Nets have not allowed any of their last five rivals to exceed 100 points.

Kevin Durant shone in the game. in attack with 27 points and in defense with 2 steals and 2 blocks and the substitute Seth Curry pointed to the goal. He beat the Clippers with 14 points and 4 triples in a withering last quarter in Brooklyn.

Durant, at 34, is the first player to start a season with 13 straight games scoring at least 25 points since Michael Jordan did so. He played in 16 games in the 1988-89 season.

In addition to Irving's absence, the Nets also don't have much of their third star, Ben Simmons, who returned for the game. He came off the bench and it took him a while. 13 minutes to score his only basket.

The Australian, acquired last season in exchange for star James Harden, finished the season. with 2 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists in 14 minutes.

The Clippers suffered from the mistake in the shot of their figure Paul George, who scored a goal. 17 points on 5/21 shooting from the field. 

Center Ivica Zubac, with 16 points and 15 rebounds, and power forward Marcus Morris, with 13 points, kept their He kept the Clippers alive until the Brooklyn shooters went up in flames in the fourth quarter.

At the hands of Curry, who finished the game. with 22 points, the Nets achieved a run of 18-2 that ended the game. with local hopes.

Irving will follow Suspended
After a dismal start to the season, the Nets have rebounded from Irving's suspension by posting four wins in his last five games.

The controversial point guard, a seven-time All-Star, generated a lot of attention. He caused a scandal in the NBA by spreading a link to the movie “Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America” ​​on his social networks. (2018), which includes content deemed anti-Semitic, and repeatedly refusing to apologize afterwards.

Technician Jacque Vaughn advanced further. which will not count He was with Irving at least for Sunday's game against the Lakers in Los Ángeles.

However, the point guard's return to the team, which came as a surprise That's doubtful, it seems more viable after he held meetings in recent days with Nets owner Joe Tsai and NBA commissioner Adam Silver.

< p>Brooklyn still has two other games scheduled on its current West Coast tour, Tuesday against the Sacramento Kings and Thursday against the Portland Trail Blazers.

Sunday's game includes another seven LaMelo Ball will be playing games, including the matchup between the Miami Heat and the Charlotte Hornets in which LaMelo Ball could debut this season.

The young point guard, who was voted Rookie of the Year in 2021, missed the game. He left the first month of competition with the Michael Jordan franchise due to a sprained ankle. 

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