Nets began pulling away, as they have more talent on the floor than the Pacers, who are missing three starters. – 9:34 PM Aldridge is one of seven active players to reach the mark. At media day, Durant said when Aldridge suddenly retired, he was pissed because he knew how close LA was to the milestone. Was looking forward to seeing him hit it and he got to be on the court with him for it. – 9:31 PM Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria LaMarcus Aldridge becomes the 48th player in NBA history to score 20, 000 points. He’s 1 of 7 active players in the club – 9:30 PM Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto LaMarcus Aldridge just became the 48th player in NBA history to score 20, 000 career points.
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James Harden just hit the Nets first 3, after Brooklyn missed three clean looks. – 7:51 PM Good timeout by Rick Carlisle: Bad shots, like that attempted bank shot, will give the Nets opportunities to score in transition, like James Harden did on that stepback 3. Nets can take this game over in a flip of a switch. On them to decide when to turn it on. 13-10 Pacers – 7:51 PM Blake Griffin is now 1/12 (8. 3%) from downtown this season. Instead of shooting the open 3 on the last possession, he dribbled in and turned the ball over on an attempted pass to the corner. – 7:45 PM Pacers have several favorable matchups, and they’ve deliberately gone inside for their first four shot attempts.
– 10:23 PM Frank Isola @TheFrankIsola James Harden attempted 19 free throws tonight vs. Indiana. In his first five games he had attempted a total of 15 free throws. – 10:23 PM “He’s been doing it for so long man. I think he had like 10, 000 jump shots to get 20, 000 points. ” ⁃James Harden on LaMarcus Aldridge playing an important scoring role. – 10:20 PM Rick Carlisle just said it was “shocking” when he saw KD throw the ball into the crowd and not get ejected. – 10:18 PM James Harden says, “I keep saying, every game I feel better — Eventually things is going to happen when it’s consistent and I’m out there playing like myself.
– 9:42 PM Torrey Craig has a career-high 23 points, but he just blew a layoff. Looks tired as he approaches a season-high minutes, and Carlisle is now giving him a breather. – 9:40 PM Pacers down 85-74 after 3 quarters. Clunky 3-point shooting quarter from the Pacers, with some weird shot attempts in general. Nets, meanwhile, continue to find ways to get good looks. – 9:35 PM End of the third quarter: Nets lead the Pacers 85-74. Brooklyn has taken control of this game a few times only to let Indy back in. Does that continue in the fourth? Aldridge has 12 points, Harden 24 and KD 22. – 9:34 PM End of 3rd QTR: Nets 85, Pacers 74 James Harden (24 PTS, 6 ASTS), Kevin Durant (22 PTS, 8 REBS) & the Nets are in cruise control.
James Harden is 10-of-11 from the line in the first half alone. He had taken 15 total in his first 5 games of the season. – 8:48 PM Half: Nets 58, Pacers 55 James Harden (21 PTS, 4 ASTS), Kevin Durant (18 PTS) and the Nets have erased a 16-point deficit. On their way to getting the lead, the Nets shot an absurd 27 free throws in just the second quarter. Brooklyn averages 18 free throws a game this season. – 8:48 PM Rob Perez @WorldWideWob 11 first half free throw attempts for James Harden, that’s as many as he’s taken in the last four games combined. – 8:48 PM Nets have gotten the benefit of the whistle tonight. They’re 18-of-24 from the line tonight, matching their season-high in Philly.
Jeremy Lamb has been the most consistent Pacer on offense this half, and he’s been big this frame so far. – 9:44 PM Pacers cut Nets lead down to just 5, which is “anything can happen” territory with 8:44 to go in the fourth quarter. Would like to see Nets put opponents away swiftly, instead of letting them hang around to the point where a hot hand late can tilt the scales. – 9:42 PM The Nets come out scoreless in the fourth period as the Pacers creep back into the game. Brooklyn’s lead is only 5 now.
He’s 6 for 7 with 16pts and 4rebs with 9mins left in the 2Q. He’s career high is 22pts. They signed him for defense and toughness. The offense is a nice bonus. – 8:20 PM Meanwhile… Torrey Craig has hit 6-of-7 shots and has 16 points in nine minutes so far. Nets’ defense has allowed Indiana to shoot 58. 1% so far. Pacers lead Nets, 46-30, with 9:15 left in second quarter. – 8:19 PM Pacers have built a 16-point lead over the Nets with three of their best players (Malcolm Brogdon, Caris LeVert and TJ Warren) out due to injury. This is not a good performance by a Nets team open with its championship aspirations.
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Ankles snatched. KD just caught a body. – 8:07 PM Good, active minutes from Torrey Craig. Didn’t understand why he wasn’t played last game until the 4th, until after Anunoby went off. Sabonis wanted them to come out with energy, fight & compete. They’ve done that — already 4 steals and as many transition pts (7) as last game. – 8:03 PM James Harden (8 PTS) is much more aggressive to start this contest, but his struggles taking care of the ball continue. He’s up to 3 turnovers. – 8:00 PM Torrey Craig first quarter minutes. Carlisle has changed up his rotations today with some guys out. They’re up 7 early. – 7:55 PM Back-to-back turnovers for James Harden give the Pacers a 19-10 lead here in the 1st quarter.
After seeing video postgame, we did see the ball did go into the stands with force and Kevin Durant should’ve been ejected” – 11:36 PM Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed NBA pool report on Durant launching ball: “In real time, the official that made the call did not think the ball entered the stands with force. After seeing the video postgame, we did see that the ball did go into the stands with force and Kevin Durant should’ve been ejected. ” – 11:30 PM Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer LaMarcus Aldridge said the team was telling him how close he was to 20K points. He told Kevin Durant he needed one more basket to reach it. KD wanted to be the one to deliver the assist, but they trapped him.
Kevin Durant assumes ballhandling duties the following possession. – 7:54 PM Talked with Nets owner Joe Tsai today about Kyrie Irving among many things. “I hope that Kyrie can be part of the team, part of Brooklyn long term. But… I think we have an immediate question of whether he can play this season. And I hope he gets vaccinated as soon as possible. ” pic. com/UvnFXig2lk – 7:53 PM Nets trail the Pacers 13-10 with 6:37 left in the first quarter.
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