Nets , best in the East, taking on ATL best in the league from down town. Trae versus KD. Nets have been great on the road sequence continuing here . KD was in a no nonsense mood in defense with the block on the nifty guard at 6-2 hawks. Nets stronger in defense against the smaller Hawks, started to get the feel of the Q1. Game plan seemed to be working but Trae began finding teammates in the paint. Watch the alley hoop at 20-18 NETS to tie up the game.
That was more like it get the bigger guys inside the paint, all square going into Q2. KD is well into his 30s and was sensibly rested at the start of Q2. Brooklyn hardly felt his absence. Brown huge inside the arch. Hawks started to get into the game midway through the stanza. Gallo was great from the 3-point range, check out 37-36. Nets ending Q2 well, KD with a a 3-pointer at 48-47 Hawks with a foul for a 4 point swing. Into Q3, Brooklyn’s lead burst I to double figures. They were awesome on the transition. Check out 73-64 Nets.
Hawks clawing back with this huge 3 at 89-88 Nets. Now watch 3 minutes to the end of the match. Trae pulls Hawks within one point of the Hawks with a well taken 3 and a slice lay up. Durant huge defensively marking out Trae leading Nets to a 8 point win. KD has that side to him besides his shooting prowess.