Irving 22 Points, Nets Still Lose

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The Nets lost to the Blazers 108-114.

The Blazers still lacked generals such as Damian Lillard and started five tigers in double figures. Anfernee Simmons scored 23 points, 11 assists and 6 rebounds, Ben McLemore 20 points, Robert - Covington 21 points, Joseph Newkic 14 points and 8 rebounds, Natsu Little 13 points.

Nets general James Harden was also absent, Kevin Durant had 28 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists, Kyrie Irving had 22 points and 8 rebounds, and the other three starters added up to only 11 points.

Cam Johnson, who came off the bench, scored 21 points, and Patty Mills made 1 of 5 shots and had only 3 points.

Both sides are missing generals, and the two teams have been playing inextricably. The Nets led 62-55 in the first half, but dropped 32 points in the third quarter and trailed by 6 points after three quarters.