After two consecutive losses, the Brooklyn Nets They returned to the path of victory against the Miami Heat on Saturday’s NBA day, in which Stephen Curry (Warriors) surpassed Reggie Miller as the second-greatest tripler in history.
A day after their second straight loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the ‘Big Three’ Nets (Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden) edged the Heat by a tight 128-124 despite 41 points from center Bam Adebayo , record of his career.
Durant was the Nets’ leading scorer with 31 points while Irving had 28 points and Harden just 12 points with 11 assists.
The Heat, finalists from last season, posted their ninth loss in 15 games in a disappointing start to the campaign in which they have barely been able to count on their star Jimmy Butler due to an ankle problem and later due to the coronavirus prevention protocols.
Adebayo, the other Heat figure, propelled his team to a tight finish, in which Durant and Irving decided in favor of the Nets with several decisive baskets. Adebayo finished with 41 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists, while backup guard Kendrick Nunn added 18 points.
In another of the games, Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry surpassed the 2,560 3-point mark of retired guard Reggie Miller and was placed as the second player in history with the most shots of three made, only behind Ray Allen (2,973 ).
Curry, 32, the winner of three NBA titles, surpassed Miller early in the third quarter of the game against the Utah Jazz, when he made his fourth triple of the game.
For their part, the Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Detroit Pistons 114-110 with 33 points and 14 rebounds from Cameroonian center Joel Embiid and 20 and 9 from Australian Ben Simmons.
With this victory, the 76ers remain in the first position of the Eastern conference while the Pistons, in which guard Wayne Ellington stood out (17 points), occupy the last place.
The first surprise of the day came with the victory of the Minnesota Timberwolves against the New Orleans Pelicans by 120-110.
The Timberwolves, last in the West, did not have their two big stars, Karl-Anthony Towns (injury) and D’Angelo Russell (rest), but several secondary stepped up, such as rookie Anthony Edwards (number one in the Draft) with 18 points and center Naz Reid with 20.
The Spanish point guard Ricky Rubio was the conductor of Minnesota with 9 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists against some Pelicans in which Brandon Ingram (30 points), Eric Bledsoe (28 points) and Zion Williamson (19 points and 11) stood out. bounces).