The Brooklyn Nets have made a horrible begin to the NBA season and on Saturday star ahead Yuta Watanabe didn’t make issues any simpler by comically scoring within the reverse group’s basket.
On the Barclays Centre, the Nets went down 125-116 to the Indiana Pacers to go 1-5 for the season. It was the Nets’ fourth straight loss and one coach Steve Nash referred to as a “disaster.”
The evening began ominously when, within the first quarter, Watanabe by accident scored for the Pacers. When Pacers’ Andrew Nembhard went to shoot, the ball ricocheted off the rim and onto the backboard, James Johnson and Goga Bitadze of the Pacers went for the rebound, as did Watanabe, who acquired to the ball first and dunked it in.
The comical two-pointer reduce the Nets’ lead earlier than the Pacers tied on the finish of the primary quarter.
Because the Pacers pulled away from the struggling Nets, rookie Bennedict Mathurin scored a career-high 32 factors in a group document 23 three-pointers.
Elsewhere, Jalen McDaniels scored 5 key factors in additional time as Charlotte Hornets recovered after blowing a fourth-quarter result in beat visiting Golden State Warriors 120-113.
Domantas Sabonis scored all 18 of his factors within the first half and Sacramento Kings shocked visiting Miami Warmth 119-113 for coach Mike Brown’s first win at his new residence.
Joel Embiid scored 25 factors to steer six gamers in double figures and James Harden registered a double-double of 15 factors and 11 assists to spice up visiting Philadelphia 76ers to a 114-109 victory in opposition to Chicago Bulls.
And Milwaukee remained the NBA’s solely unbeaten group with a 123-115 win over Atlanta. Jrue Vacation and Giannis Antetokounmpo each scored 34 factors.