James Harden narrowly missed out on his second straight triple-double ending with 28 factors, 10 rebounds and eight assists as he took over the sport with 4 minutes left within the fourth quarter, remodeling a seven-point lead right into a double-digit one, incomes plaudits from Durant afterwards.
KS was not alone in his reward as Blake Griffin, who had his personal good day on the court docket with 14 factors and 11 rebounds, additionally applauded Harden’s efforts post-game.
Nonetheless enjoying with out Kyrie Irving, the Nets are discovering their rhythm and beginning to gel as early season frustrations have began to provide strategy to a prolific offense.
With the contributions from Griffin, Patty Mills and the everpresent offensive risk that’s Harden, the Nets have strung collectively their win streak and achieved slightly little bit of historical past for head coach Steve Nash — Sunday’s victory was his first victory in his house nation of Canada as a head coach.
“Not solely Canada, however Toronto. I’ve spent a lot of my time right here, I’ve so many shut mates, relationships, and recollections on this metropolis. For me, that is undoubtedly a candy win.”
Toronto had a 60-53 lead popping out of halftime however couldn’t sustain with a resurgent Nets offense.
Taking pictures guard Fred VanVleet led the staff with 21 factors in scoring, because the Raptors misplaced their second straight sport.
The win strikes the Nets as much as third spot within the East, whereas the Raptors fall to 6-5 on the yr.