Behind James Harden (25/10/11) and Kyrie Irving (25/5/7), the Brooklyn Nets defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 147-125. The Thunder got behind big in the 2nd quarter and were never able to get back in the game.
They had a couple spirited runs in the third and fourth quarters, cutting it to 13 at one point, but the Nets kept their foot on the gas and killed any hope of a comeback.
The Thunder were led by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander who had 24 points and 5 assists. Rookie Theo Maledon had a career high 24 on 6-6 shooting from deep (a Thunder rookie record). Hamidou Diallo chipped in with 18 off the bench.
Next up for the Thunder: Houston in the ‘Peake on February 1st.