Nets vs Hornets: Brooklyn Nets 95-111 Charlotte Hornets, Kevin Durant and co handed 2nd loss of the NBA season- The Brooklyn Nets will open their 2021-22 home schedule on Sunday afternoon against the Charlotte Hornets, and it marks the start of the longest homestand the Nets will have all season, a six-game stretch that runs through Nov. 3.Nets vs Hornets: Brooklyn Nets 95-111 Charlotte Hornets, Kevin Durant, and co-handed 2nd loss of the NBA season.
LaMelo Ball had a good first three quarters in Brooklyn, then decided it was best if he watched the fourth.
Ish Smith was rolling so well that the Rookie of the Year told Charlotte coach James Borrego to stick with this backup.
— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) October 24, 2021
“That’s big. That just shows where our growth is,” forward Miles Bridges said. “As long as he’s being mature and we’re all being mature, we’re going to keep winning.”
The Hornets have never done that this well to start a season.
Bridges had 32 points and nine rebounds, Smith added 11 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter and the Hornets improved to 3-0 for the first time by beating the Brooklyn Nets 111-95 on Sunday.
Ball had 18 points, six rebounds, and five assists, but it was the Hornets’ backups who led them in a dominant final quarter. Cody Martin scored eight of his 12 in the final 12 minutes.
Before that, it was another big night for Bridges, who had his second straight 30-point outing and finished a point shy of his career-high.
Kevin Durant scored 38 points for the Nets, who fell to 1-2. James Harden had 15 points, eight assists and seven rebounds for Brooklyn.
It was a disappointing home opener that featured demonstrators outside the arena supporting Nets guard Kyrie Irving and protesting New York’s vaccine mandate.
Nets vs Hornets: Brooklyn Nets 95-111 Charlotte Hornets, Kevin Durant and co handed 2nd loss of the NBA season