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Durant hurts knee as Nets get back on win column

Luisa Morales –

January 16, 2022 | 11: 05am

MANILA, Philippines — It became once a bittersweet opt on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time) for the Brooklyn Nets as they drubbed the Recent Orleans Pelicans, 120-105, at the Barclays Center.

This, as a consequence of Nets large name Kevin Durant left the recreation with an obvious left knee injury in essentially the most critical half.

He performed with 12 capabilities, three rebounds, and two assists in 12 minutes of play.

The 6-foot-10 cager shall be undergoing an MRI on Sunday (Monday in Manila) to resolve the severity of the injury.

Even with out Durant for the full 2nd half, even supposing, the Nets stumbled on themselves cruising at the wait on of James Harden’s 27 capabilities, 15 assists, and eight rebounds.

The Nets led wire-to-wire with their supreme lead coming at the tail end of the 2nd quarter at 30 capabilities.

Brooklyn thus inched nearer to the end space within the East as they’re supreme a recreation at the wait on of the Chicago Bulls.

Somewhere else, the Toronto Raptors reasserted their mastery over the Milwaukee Bucks at the Fiserv Forum in Wisconsin, 103-96.

Led by Pascal Siakam’s triple-double, the Raptors arrested a two-recreation trudge and notched their fifth consecutive opt over the defending champions.

Siakam performed with 30 capabilities, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists.

Within the a spread of video games, the Recent York Knicks came up grab on each and every ends of the ground to fend off the Atlanta Hawks, 117-108.

RJ Barrett picked up the scoring load for Recent York wih his 26 markers. He moreover had five rebounds.

Trae Younger paced the Hawks within the loss with 29 capabilities.

The Portland Trailblazers, for his or her phase, edged the Washington Wizards, 115-110.

Anfernee Simons top scored for Portland with 31 capabilities to withhold firm with 11 assists.

Jusuf Nurkic performed with a double-double as properly as 23 capabilities and 14 boards.

Portland became once with out large name duo Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum who’re each and every nursing injuries.

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