It took a bit of time for it to happen, but we finally got the debut of the Brooklyn Nets’ ‘big three’ on Wednesday night as they took on the Cleveland Cavaliers. Unfortunately for them, however, the Cavaliers were not too keen upon rolling out the red carpet for Kevin Durant, James Harden, and the returning Kyrie Irving, instead taking a 147-135 victory in double overtime that got them to 7-7 on the season.
Collin Sexton was the man of the evening, dropping 42 points to lead all scorers in the contest, something few people would have predicted prior to tip-off. Cedi Osman also provided 25 for them while Taurean Prince chipped in with 17 off the bench. Durant led the way for the Nets with 38 while Irving, in his first game in a while, scored 37 upon his return. Harden had ‘just’ 21 on the night. The damage was wreaked by the young Sexton in the second and decisive overtime as he dropped 15 points in that five-minute period alone, allowing the Cavaliers to get a bit of a shock win that took them to .500 yet again.