News ID: 317541
Published: 1155 GMT November 01, 2021

Durant ejected, triple-double for Harden in Nets' win over Pistons

Durant ejected, triple-double for Harden in Nets' win over Pistons
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Nets guard James Harden (13) loses the ball after driving between Pistons’ Cory Joseph (18) and Kelly Olynyk in an NBA game at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY, US, on October 31, 2021.

Kevin Durant scored 23 points before being ejected for a flagrant foul late in the third quarter as the host Brooklyn Nets beat the Detroit Pistons 117-91 Sunday night.

Durant was ejected with 3:23 remaining in the third quarter and the Nets leading 85-68. He was thrown out when his right forearm and elbow hit Kelly Olynyk's face just outside the paint. Durant shot 10 of 13 from the field before getting ejected, Reuters reported.

James Harden produced his 59th career regular-season triple-double with 18 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds as the Nets led by as many as 30. It was Harden's 13th triple-double with the Nets.

The Nets shot a franchise-record 65.3 percent from the field, making 47 of 72 attempts. Their previous high was 65.2 percent on April 17, 1982, at Detroit.

The Pistons rested rookie Cade Cunningham. Cory Joseph led the Pistons with 13 points and Josh Jackson added 12 as Detroit shot 40.5 percent from the field. Jerami Grant was held to 11 points on 5-of-15 from the floor.

 

Lakers 95  Rockets 85

 

Carmelo Anthony scored 23 points and Russell Westbrook added 20 points, nine assists and eight rebounds as Los Angeles routed visiting Houston.

LeBron James added 15 points, eight assists and seven rebounds for the Lakers, who led by as many as 28. The teams meet again at the Staples Center today. Anthony made 5 of 8 attempts from 3-point range in 25 minutes and is averaging 25.0 points over his last three home games. Anthony Davis recorded 16 points and 13 rebounds.

Eric Gordon scored 17 points for Houston and Christian Wood chipped in 16 points and 13 rebounds. The Rockets committed a season-high 27 turnovers while shooting 21.4 percent (6 of 28) from beyond the arc.

 

Jazz 107  Bucks 95

 

Donovan Mitchell scored 28, including 11 in the fourth quarter, and Mike Conley Jr. netted 20 points in his return to the lineup as visiting Utah defeated Milwaukee.

Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 25 points, seven rebounds and six assists, but Milwaukee still fell at home for the third time in its three-game homestand. Kris Middleton didn't play because of a non-COVID-19 illness.

Utah led for most of the game – and never trailed – but the Bucks got within four points late in the fourth quarter after trailing by as many as 17. Grayson Allen's hot hand played a big role in that rally, as the former Jazzman scored seven of his 18 points in the final minutes.

 

 

   
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