The Nets have been playing great basketball and they extended their hot streak in Brooklyn with a big win against the Lakers.
The Nets have been playing great basketball and they extended their hot streak in Brooklyn with a big 115-110 win over the Lakers.
Brooklyn has now won six straight games, and they’ve beaten the 76ers and Raptors during the successful stretch. Not even LeBron James’ best efforts were enough to stop the Nets from taking home the victory Tuesday.
D’Angelo Russell led the Nets to the win. The fourth-year guard poured in a team-leading 22 points and 13 assists for the Nets. Joe Harris was right behind Russell with 19 points, nine of which came from 3-point range.
James recorded 36 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists. Kyle Kuzma added a 22-point double-double while Lonzo Ball registered a 23-point performance.
Los Angeles has now lost three of its last four games. Meanwhile, Brooklyn is on a roll.
Studs of the Night
Larry Nance Jr. had 15 points and 16 rebounds in the Cavaliers’ 92-91 victory over the Pacers, which ended Indiana’s seven-game winning streak.
Bradley Beal scored 29 points on 11-of-17 shooting and grabbed 10 boards in the Wizards’ 118-110 loss to the Hawks.
Nikola Jokic had a monster night, recording 32 points and 16 rebounds in a 126-118 win for the Nuggets over the Mavericks in Denver.
Duds of the Night
Josh Hart scored six points on 2-of-10 shooting in the Lakers’ loss to the Nets.
David Nwaba was held scoreless on 0-of-5 shooting in the Cavaliers’ win over the Pacers.
Mason Plumlee showcased his ball handling skills by going coast to coast for this lefty finish just before the halftime buzzer went off.
Mason Plumlee beats the halftime buzzer in style! #MileHighBasketball 🚨
— NBA (@NBA) December 19, 2018
Jarrett Allen’s relentless rim protection led to this denial of a James’ slam dunk attempt.
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) December 19, 2018
Thunder (19-10) at Kings (16-14) 10 p.m. ET — Oklahoma City and Sacramento each have one of the fastest players in the NBA. Russell Westbrook has been exploding towards the rim for years now while De’Aaron Fox is improving at an impressive rate. The Thunder are currently third in the Western Conference while the Kings are in ninth.