Nets defense no shows in 153-121 loss to Kings

Yuta Watanabe seeks out Ben Simmon's back hands on hips white jerseys

Yuta Watanabe seeks out Ben Simmon’s back hands on hips white jerseys

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Terence Davis scored 31 points and led to a big run in the second quarter that helped the Sacramento Kings past the Brooklyn Nets 153-121 on Tuesday night for their fourth win in a row.

Kevin Huerter had 19 points and Domantas Sabonis added 17 as the Kings had their highest scoring game in nearly 30 years. Sacramento has won seven of nine after an 0-4 start to coaching Mike Brown’the first season.

Kevin Durant scored 27 points to lead Brooklyn, but the Nets had no answers defensively against Sacramento. The 153 points allowed were the most ever in a regulation game in Nets history.

The game in Sacramento was highly anticipated and the Kings got a rare opportunity to play on national television. They made the most of their opportunity with a dominant performance fueled by the 27-4 run in the second quarter.

Davis led off with a three-pointer that broke a 40 tie mid-period and Sacramento did not miss a shot for nearly six minutes.

The Kings made 10 straight shots from the field, with Davis leading by 10 points. Huerter capped it off with the fourth 3-pointer for Sacramento during the sprint to make it 67-44.

Brooklyn missed nine of 10 shots during that stretch, with the Nets’ only points coming on a basket by Edmond Sumner and two free throws by Durant.

Sacramento didn’t stop there and built the lead to 109-70 on a 3 from Huerter with four minutes left in the third. It was the largest ever lead in a game for the Kings since they were tied 44 over New York on March 3, 2015.


Net coach Jacques Vaughan said before the game that he had no update on Star Guard Kyrie Irving would return from a team-imposed suspension for refusing to say he had no anti-Semitic beliefs. Irving was suspended for a minimum of five games and has now missed seven.

Vaughn said GM Sean Marks is in “constant communication” with the NBA and owner Joe Tsai.

“He tells me when he has an update, he’ll let me know,” Vaughn said.


Nets: Brooklyn allowed 94 points per game and 38.8% shooting in Vaughn’s first six games as coach, but conceded 134.5 points per game and 54.3% shooting the last two games in losses to the Lakers and Kings. … Most points allowed by the Nets in a game came in a 161-157 double overtime loss against Phoenix on December 7, 2006. … Durant has scored at least 25 points in all 15 games this season.

Kings: The only time the Kings scored more runs in the Sacramento era was in a 154-98 win over Philadelphia on January 2, 1993. … Kings rookie Keegan Murray left in the first half with a back injury and did it not yield.


Nets: Visit the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday nights.

Kings: host of the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday nights.

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