Durant Shines While Irving’s Debut Goes Well, Jazz Overcome Jokic’s Triple-Double

Jonathan Grant | January 6th, 2022

For the first time this season, the Brooklyn Nets took to the court with Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving. Irving’s season debut couldn’t have gone a whole lot better, with the guard coming out and recording 22 points and never looking like he had left in 32 minutes of action. Of course, Durant was also a major reason for the 129-121 victory they obtained against the Indiana Pacers. The superstar had 39 points in the display, draining 15 of the 24 shots he took from the floor to help the Nets improve to 24-12 on the season.

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The Pacers, who fell to 14-25 with the defeat, got a triple-double showing out of Domantas Sabonis (32 points, 12 rebounds, and ten assists), one of his finest performances of the season thus far. Speaking of triple-doubles, there was something about them on Wednesday night that just didn’t quite work out for their respective teams. Because Nikola Jokic also registered one for the Denver Nuggets as they took on the Utah Jazz at home in a 115-109 reverse. Jokic put up 26 points while grabbing 21 rebounds and dishing out 11 assists, but it wasn’t enough to stop the Jazz from running their road-winning streak up to ten. Bojan Bogdanovic was spectacular for the visitors, scoring 36 points and also gathering 13 rebounds to take his team to a 28-10 overall record. The Nuggets, meanwhile, fell to 18-18 with the ‘L,’ continuing their stop-start form in the first half of the 2021-22 season.

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