Hawks vs. Nets – Match Recap – November 3, 2021
NEW YORK – – Kevin Durant scored 32 points and led the push that opened the game late in the third quarter, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Atlanta Hawks 117-108 Wednesday night for their third straight win.
Durant had 13 points in a 20-4 streak to finish third, which turned a draw into a 16-point lead over the Nets to move up to fourth. He added seven rebounds and five assists in total.
Joe Harris scored six 3-pointers and scored 18 points, James Harden had 16 points and 11 assists and the Nets finished 4-2 at home.
De’Andre Hunter scored all six 3-pointers and scored 26 points for the Hawks. Trae Young had 21 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds, but only shot 6 for 22.
After a slow start to the season, the Nets have started to look like the team that was so powerful last season. They shot a franchise record of 65.3% in a 117-91 Detroit rout on Sunday and followed that up by making 22 3 points on Wednesday, their highest number since reaching a franchise record of 27 on the 15th. last February in Sacramento.
Durant broke a tie of 75 with a pair of free throws with 4:40 left in the third, then added another basket and a 3 for a seven-point lead.
Then, leading by four, the Nets scored the last 12 points of the third quarter. Durant finished it off with a 3 just before the buzzer to send Brooklyn to fourth with a 95-79 cushion.
The Nets won for the first time this season being passed, with the Hawks finishing with a 52-42 advantage behind Clint Capela’s 16 and John Collins’ 12. Brooklyn was 0-3 when he lost the battle on the boards.
The Nets opened up a 10-point lead early in the second quarter, but the Hawks rallied to lead late in the period before Harden’s only half-time basket, a 3-point with 3.1 seconds left. , gives Brooklyn a 61-59 advantage.
Hawks: Reserve goalie Lou Williams appeared in his 1,072nd game, tying Michael Jordan and Marvin Williams for 92nd place on the NBA career roster. … Steve Holman, the Hawks broadcaster who has never missed a game in 37 seasons, will be inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in February.
Nets: Patty Mills scored 14 points. … The Nets wore their blue city edition uniforms for the first time this season, looking more like the New Jersey Nets before moving to Brooklyn and changing their colors to black.
Coach Steve Nash was asked if Kyrie Irving would be allowed to join the Nets if New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams changed the local vaccination mandate, even though Irving was not vaccinated against COVID-19.
“I may be speaking out of my turn, but I think if the tenure changes he will definitely be welcome,” Nash said.
Adams will take office on January 1. Currently, players on New York’s professional teams must be vaccinated to play in public places around the city. The Nets could have allowed Irving to train and play in road games, but instead told him to stay away from the team.
TALK ABOUT BASEBALL
Hawks coach Nate McMillan opened his pre-game press conference by congratulating the Atlanta Braves, who won the World Series with a 7-0 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night in the sixth game.
“I mean, outstanding baseball for nine innings last night,” said McMillan.
The Hawks have said they plan to honor the Braves in their home game on Thursday, in the presence of some players and team officials.
Hawks: Host Utah Thursday.
Nets: Visit Detroit on Friday.