Sacramento, CA – – Terrence Davis He scored 31 points off the bench and had a big spark in the second quarter that helped Sacramento Kings The New Jersey Nets edged past 153-121 on Tuesday night for their fourth consecutive win.
Kevin Huerter He got 19 points and Domantas Sabonis He added 17 times as the Kings hit their highest scoring run in nearly 30 years. Sacramento won seven out of nine after an 0-4 start to Mike Brown’s first season.
“It feels great,” Brown said. “That’s why we’re a team. … We’ve had guys contribute to several nights off the bench. The sky’s the limit when that starts to happen.”
Kevin Durant Scored 27 points to lead Brooklyn but the Nets had no defensive answers against Sacramento. The 153 points allowed was the highest ever in a regulation game in Nets history.
“We had great intentions,” Durant said. “They made shots. It’s frustrating when you see teams taking shots. It’s not like we didn’t try. They were better than us.”
The game was highly anticipated in Sacramento as the Kings got a rare opportunity to play on national television. They took advantage of their opportunity with a dominant fueled 27-4 performance in the second quarter.
Davis started with a 3-pointer breaking a 40-all tie midway through the period, and Sacramento didn’t miss another shot for nearly six minutes.
“It’s fun,” said Huerter. “You keep winning and people want to see you play. … We have good momentum here now.”
The Kings made 10 straight shots from the court, with Davis leading with 10 points. Huerter capped it off with Sacramento’s fourth pointer during the surge to make it 67-44.
Brooklyn missed nine out of 10 shots during this stretch, with the Nets’ only points coming on a basket. Edmond Sumner Two free throws from Durant.
Sacramento didn’t stop there and built the lead to 109-70 on 3 by Huerter with four minutes left in the game. It was the largest lead at any time in any game for the Kings since they were over 44 in New York on March 3, 2015.
The Nets had their second consecutive weak defensive game after starting strong in that end under head coach Jack Vaughn. Brooklyn allowed 94 points per game and 38.8% on shooting in Vaughn’s first six games as coach but gave up 134.5 points per game and 54.3% in his last two games in losses to the Lakers and Kings.
Vaughn said, “I don’t know if our minds, bodies, and souls are still in L.A. L.A. can do that to you sometimes. … We definitely went all out against the Clippers and we’ve been swinging ever since.”
Vaughn said before the game that he had no update as the star guard Kyrie Irving He will return from a suspension imposed on him by the team for refusing to say he has no anti-Semitic beliefs. Irving has been suspended for at least five matches and has now missed seven.
Vaughn said that General Manager Shawn Marks is in constant contact with the NBA and its owner, Joe Tsai.
“Let me know when he has an update, he’ll let me know,” said Vaughn.
Nets: The most points the Nets have allowed in any game came in a 161-157 double overtime loss to Phoenix on December 7, 2006. … Durant has scored at least 25 points in all 15 games this season.
Kings: The only time the Kings scored more points in the Sacramento era came with a 154-98 victory over Philadelphia on January 2, 1993. … Keegan Murray He left in the first half with a back injury and did not return.
Nets: Visit Portland Trail Blazers Thursday night.
Kings: host San Antonio Spurs Thursday night.
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