They did not offer help to K. Durant to crush the Nets in their own arena
They did not offer help to K. Durant to crush the Nets in their own arena In the NBA’s pre-season games, there’s no shortage of crushing results, and the clubs ranked as favorites suffer too.
The Brooklyn Nets remained winless at home 80:109 (18:25, 25:36, 14:22, 23:26) lost to the Miami Heat.
Guests had a 61:43 lead before the long rest, then only lowered the turnover to the point of increasing the spread at a slower pace.
Kevin Durant did not save nets – 26 minutes, 22 points (7/8 2 throws, 1/4 3 throws, 5/7 free throws), 4 rebounds, assist, block, 3 turns and foul.
Ben Simmons helped him and was very versatile, even though he rarely looked at the basket – 25 minutes, 4 points (2/3 2 throws), 10 rebounds and steals, 4 assists, 6 turns and 4 fouls. The other Nets players didn’t shine with the points ponies either.
The Heat adopted a different approach – up to eight players had double-digit performances, although Jimmy Butler, who played passively, scored only two points.
The newcomer from Serbia joined the double-digit scorer Nikola Jovic – 16 minutes, 10 points (2/3 2 throws, 2/4 3 throws), 3 rebounds, 2 possessions, 5 assists, spins and 4 fouls.
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– Matt Hanifan (@mph_824_)
Brooklyn lost their second game in a row, and the Heat rebounded from a setback against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
“Heat”: Bam Adebayo 17, Jamal Cain (11 rpg, 5 rpg) and Kyle Lowry 15 each, Jamaree Bouyea, Dru Smith and Duncan Robinson (5 rpg) 12 each, Max Strus (1/6 triceps) and Nicola Jovic (5 rebounds) 10 each.
Nets: Kevin Durant 22, Cameron Thomas 13, Markiv Morris 10 (6 rebounds), … Ben Simmons 4 (10 rebounds, 4 assists, 6 turns).