Nets have won 6 games in a row for the first time since the 2014-2015 season
After winning a huge game against LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers, the Brooklyn Nets have won 6 games in a row. A streak of this length hasn’t happened for the Nets since the 2014-15 season per Anthony Puccio of the Associated Press. Between March 25th and April 3rd of 2015, the Nets won 6 in a row, winning their first against the Charlotte Hornets and the last opposite the Toronto Raptors.
D’Angelo Russell hit the g-ahead jumper with 22 seconds left to seal the game for the Nets. Russell, a former Laker, scored 22 points while tying his career-high mark of 13 assists.
LeBron James had an excellent game as usual, scoring 36 points, grabbing 13 boards and dishing out eight assists while shooting 13-of-23 from the field. Kyle Kuzma had 22 points and 11 rebounds and Lonzo Ball also contributed 23 points and six assists.
Going with the pattern of six, the Brooklyn Nets had six players reach the double-digit scoring mark. This includes Joe Harris, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, D’Angelo Russell, Spencer Dinwiddie, Jared Dudley, and DeMare Carroll. The Nets were able to share the ball more efficiently than the Lakers and create fewer turnovers. The Nets had 27 assists and only 11 turnovers compared to the Lakers 21 assists and 14 turnovers.
The Brooklyn Nets on the season 14-18 and are 10th in the NBA’s Eastern Conference under head coach Kenny Atkinson. They average 11 points per game which ranks 14th in the entire NBA. However, they do allow 111.8 points per game, which ranks a lowly 23rd in the league.
The Nets will next play the Chicago Bulls this coming Wednesday.