The Brooklyn Nets managed to stop Kevin Durant‘s 30-points-per-game scoring streak, but he still managed to beat them up as they lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder 120-95 at the Barclays Center on Saturday night.
Durant finished with 26 points and seven assists on 10-for-12 shooting. He was actually out-done by teammate Serge Ibaka who had 25 points with nine rebounds on 12-for-12 shooting. The two made the Nets look like a D-League team as they had a 14-point lead after the first quarter and a 28-point lead by halftime.
The closest the Nets came in the second half was when Mirza Teletovic cut the score to 109-85 with three with 4:08 left to play. It was an absolutely one-sided game.
Shaun Livingston led the Nets was the least pathetic Net with 16 points. Deron Williams haad 14 points, Mason Plumlee had 13, Jason Terry had 11 and Paul Pierce had 10 in a game where the starters sat for nearly the entire second half.
“They came like a team that was hungry on a nine-game winning streak, and we just didn’t respond to it tonight,” Pierce said.