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Kevin Durant scored 31 details as the Brooklyn Nets under no circumstances trailed and survived a number of fourth-quarter comeback makes an attempt by the Miami Heat and a career-superior 41-place evening by Bam Adebayo in a 128-124 victory Saturday night in New York.
Kyrie Irving additional 18 of his 28 points in the fourth, together with 10 in the remaining 2:41. Joe Harris additional 23 and tied a job-large with 7 3-ideas. James Harden did not make a industry purpose until eventually the fourth quarter and concluded with 12 factors and 11 helps as Brooklyn shot 53.7 per cent, tied a period finest with 19 3-pointers, and gathered a period-large 34 helps.
Adebayo surpassed his earlier job-significant of 30 details on Dec. 10, 2019, and built 14 of 20 pictures but did not strike a subject target in the ultimate 5 1/2 minutes. Goran Dragic additional 19 when Duncan Robinson and Kendrick Nunn finished with 18 apiece as the Heat shot 70 per cent in the fourth and 47.2 percent in general.
The Nets rebounded from two losses in Cleveland by starting off rapidly, foremost by as several as 18 just before surviving Miami’s rallies in the fourth.
Immediately after using a 96-82 direct into the fourth, the Nets allowed Miami to rating the initially 13 factors and get in just 96-95 on a layup by Robinson with 9:27 remaining. The lead was down to 109-106 on Adebayo’s fadeaway with 5:29 left, and it was 111-110 on a 3-pointer by Nunn with 3:23 remaining and 113-112 on a bank shot by Dragic with 1:55 remaining.
The Nets pushed their direct to 120-112 on a layup by Irving with 51 seconds still left, but Miami was in 125-123 on a few totally free throws by Robinson with 8.4 seconds left. Irving split a pair at the line with 7 seconds still left, Adebayo break up a pair at the line with 3.3 seconds remaining and Harden produced two free of charge throws with 2.7 ticks still left for a 128-124 guide.
After Miami termed a timeout, the recreation finished when Dragic’s 3-stage consider was very well small, as the Nets did not guard him to avoid a potential four-point perform.
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