LOS ANGELES, California — The Brooklyn Nets led by head coach Steve Nash completed a 5-0 trip defeating the Los Angeles Clippers 112-108 on Sunday at the Staples Center without Kevin Durant.
“We showed mental toughness and belief by continuing on this trip no matter who is available,” Nets coach Steve Nash said, citing the team’s 24-point comeback at Phoenix and its recovery from blowing the lead to the Clippers. “Some of that toughness has to be built, it’s not just turned on.”
Jamed Harden scored a game-high 37 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists.
Kyrie Irving added 28 points and eight assists. Brooklyn controlled the painted area — outscoring the Los Angeles Clippers 60-38.
The Nets beat Golden State, Sacramento, Phoenix, and both the Los Angeles teams (Clippers, Lakers) to complete their longest undefeated single trip in franchise history. Sunday’s win was the sixth straight victory for the Nets.
Nets World goes West.
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— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) February 22, 2021
Paul George led the way for the Los Angeles Clippers with 34 points, while Kawhi Leonard had 29 points and 13 rebounds — for his 13th straigth game with 20+ points. Ivica Zubac also reached double figures with 13 points.
Brooklyn Nets will host the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night at Barclays Center.
The Los Angeles Clippers will host the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night at the Staples Center.
Reported by Andrew Mitchell for Woodlawn Post Sports (NBA)
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