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5 crazy stats in the Nets’ blowout win vs. Warriors in opening night

Nets,. Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant

If the Brooklyn Nets’ 26-point drubbing of the Golden State Warriors on opening night is any indication, they truly are up for big things in the 2020-21 season.

Apart from giving Steve Nash the first W of his coaching career, the Nets accomplished five amazing feats in their 125-99 victory at Barclays Center.

Tuesday’s game was a rousing success for the league’s new dynamic duo of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, who combined for 48 points in their first official NBA game as teammates. Brooklyn’s super-sub Caris LeVert also provided them a huge boost, as the trio aligned themselves with some of the Nets’ best players in franchise history.

Considering they dealt with some major injuries last year, points were sometimes hard to come by for the team. That wasn’t the case in the opener, as the Nets dropped 40 points in the first 12 minutes against the helpless Warriors defense.

The Nets also hasn’t had the best of luck in season openers for the past seven years, as they lost their first game during that stretch. The tides turned on Tuesday, signaling brighter days ahead in Brooklyn.

The NBA, meanwhile, has welcomed a lot of promising first-time head coaches in several years. Steve Nash has now joined that fray, as the win marked the third-largest victory margin for a debuting NBA coach.

Considering the Nets held the lead from opening tip to the final horn, they had plenty of chances to empty their bench come garbage time. The team suited up all 15 players on their active list–another first in league history.

The Nets will return to action this Saturday against the Boston Celtics.