Brooklyn Nets achieved their fourth consecutive victory amidst a COVID-19 outbreak that has sidelined seven players. The Nets were able to get a 114-105 victory over Philadelphia on Thursday night.
Kevin Durant led his team to another victory by scoring 34 points as he headlines a playing squad full of rookies and young players.
“I don’t think I had to do anything but be myself. I love playing, I like to be out there and challenge, no matter who on the floor, you want to play to win. It’s not like I’m the main voice out there, everybody is talking and communicate… It’s much more than my leadership,” Durant said in the post-game presser.
The Nets were able to get the victory after a strong 25-39 start in the first quarter. They ended up with a 20-point lead during the game, before the Sixers return to it in the third quarter.
Brooklyn withstood the 76ers comeback and improved to 21-8 to remain at the top of the Eastern Conference. Durant had an all-around game, adding 11 rebounds and eights assists in the 39 minutes he remained on the floor.
“It’s definitely not something you can take for granted. I think he’s the GOAT. He’s making plays for us, trusting in us, and he’s just getting the job done,” Nic Claxton said on Durant.
The Nets have three more games at home before heading out to the West to face the Blazers, the Lakers, and the Clippers.