Nets 136, Kings 125: Kyrie Irving scores 40 points, James Harden scores a Triple-Double

The Brooklyn Nets started the shot in Sacramento with a 20-0 series in the third quarter on their way to a 136-125 Kings win.

The electric offensive attack had a record 27 three-pointers from the Nets, who eclipsed their 19 in the season before the end of the third quarter. They finished with 57.4 percent from a 3-point range and a total of 57.3 percent. The previous franchise record was 24 from the 2017-18 season.

Kyrie Irving led Brooklyn with a season-high 40 points while shooting a total of 15 for 22 and 9 for 11 from a 3-point range, which is the seasonal maximum for three-pointers from Irving as well.

James Harden posted a triple-double with 29 points, 14 assists and 13 rebounds, shooting a total of 10 out of 18 and 6 out of 10 on 3 points.

Landry Shamet and Jeff Green had 13 points each, and Joe Harris, DeAndre Jordan and Tyler Johnson had 10 points each.

The Nets took a 74-68 lead by halftime.

Irving quickly started with a racing back, opening the game and continuing to score 16 of Brooklyn’s first 28 points before the Kings took a 37-36 lead after the first quarter.

Drawn at 46, in the middle of the second quarter, the Nets took 7 of 8 shots in the 18-6 series, and Shamet knocked down two three-pointers and scored eight points in a burst that Brooklyn increased to 64-52. Sacramento retaliated with a 14-4 serve to reach two points before Irving and Harris ’late threes put Nets six on break.

Brooklyn tied the franchise record for threes scored in the half with 14, shooting 66.7 percent in 21 attempts and shooting a total of 60.9 percent in the first half, Irving scored 23 points and Harden 18. Only in the second quarter, the Nets shot. is 68.2 percent (15 of 22) and 77.8 percent on threes (7 of 9).

Leading 82-80, Brooklyn’s 20-0 run at five-minute intervals put the Nets in control. Green started it all with an accentuated dunk, Jordan finished the lob from Harden, and Harris and Irving emptied the threes for a 92-80 lead. Irving and Harden combined the next 10, and Harden’s triple made the game 102-80 with 2:50 to continue in the quarter. The Nets took a 107-88 lead in the fourth quarter.

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