Kyrie Irving, James Harden making mark on Nets history with win streak
Kyrie Irving and James Harden are having fun. The Brooklyn Nets duo led the team to another impressive blowout win after toppling the Orlando Magic on Thursday, 129-92. The two All-Star guards combined for 47 points in the rout and seemed to be peaking at the right time.
The Nets defeat the magic 129-92 and have extended their win streak to eight games. It is the Nets' longest winning streak since 2006.
— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) February 26, 2021
As soon as news broke out that Harden was on his way to the concrete jungle, the entire world knew that the Nets’ offense would be elite. Combining Harden, Irving, and Kevin Durant is a nightmare for any opponent and they’ve managed to prove this so far. The Nets’ win over the Magic was their 20th game this season scoring more than 120 points. According to ESPN Statistics & Information, this already tied the most in a season in franchise history.
Tonight was the Nets 20th game with 120+ points this season.
That's already tied for the most in a season in franchise history (had 20 such games in 2018-19) pic.twitter.com/LWRgtxUuP8
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 26, 2021
The scary part is, Durant has been rather unneeded these past few games.
The Nets were again without the services of the former MVP as he missed his sixth straight game. Thing is, Irving and Harden seemed to be doing more than okay carrying the load as they continue their hot streak. After dropping three straight losses earlier this month, the Nets have now won 10 of their 13 assignments.
In their last eight wins, their fiery backcourt has been unstoppable, especially James Harden, who dominated in those victories by averaging a near triple-double. Kyrie Irving, who sat out their win against the Phoenix Suns last week, has also managed to hold his own by averaging 27.0 points in the stretch.
Who’s stopping the Nets?