Nets reaction: The Nets demolish the Minnesota Timberwolves

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Ajayi Browne
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Despite a postponement and an early tipoff in Minnesota on Tuesday, the Nets built a colossal lead early and never looked back. Brooklyn came out really strong, leading by as many as 25, thanks to Kevin Durant and Joe Harris.

Harris was up to 18 points (4 3PM) at halftime and Durant himself added 14 points. Landry Shamet joined the party with 11 points of his own (3 3PM) along with Bruce Brown who had 9 points and 8 rebounds, flirting with a double double.

The Timberwolves came out the gates cold, but a bright spot for them was D’Angelo Russell. Russell scored 15 points on 5-9 shooting in the first half. He had 13 points in only five minutes of the first quarter.

In the second half, it was just a continuation of Brooklyn’s wrath. The largest lead became 42, which was the biggest lead for Brooklyn in a game this season, and the Nets had contributions from all across the board, although they did lose Chris Chiozza who is suffering from a right hand injury.

Kevin Durant (31 PTS), Joe Harris (23 PTS), Landry Shamet (19 PTS), DeAndre Jordan (13 PTS, 7 REBS), and Bruce Brown (9 PTS, 12 REBS) all had great games. The squad also finished with a total of 31 assists.

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Bruce Brown is always there when you call on him

Bruce Brown has created an always ready image for himself throughout this up and down season for the Brooklyn Nets. Whether it's losing star players, key bench players, or just losing in general he is always there when you call him. Against the Timberwolves, he had a big game with the Nets lacking in guards. He finished with 9 points, 12 rebounds, and 3 assists. When in doubt, you can always depend on Bruce Brown.

Kevin Durant is looking better

Kevin Durant is looking more and more like himself. In 27 minutes, he had 31 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists versus the Minnesota Timberwolves. He also went 11-15 from the field. Durant is still questionable for that big game against the Sixers tomorrow, but seems like he could contribute in a back-to-back scenario already. https://twitter.com/BrooklynNets/status/1382084064258228227

Not too bad for Nicolas Claxton in his first NBA start

Claxton went for 6 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 assists with a plus-minus of +21. Claxton also missed only one shot, going 3-4 from the floor. There were some nerves that was clear to see from the 21-year-old and it showed in his turnover count, giving the ball up four times. Expect the youngster to get more comfortable in his role as he starts to get used to things.

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