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89 points for Nets ‘Big 3’ in OT win over Hawks

/ 02:49 PM January 28, 2021
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FILE — James Harden high-fives Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets during the first half against the Orlando Magic at Barclays Center on January 16, 2021 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Sarah Stier/Getty Images/AFP

The Brooklyn Nets, with a big night from their big three, escaped with a 132-128 overtime victory over the Hawks in Atlanta on Wednesday.

Kevin Durant scored 32 points, James Harden added a double-double of 31 points and 15 assists with eight rebounds and Kyrie Irving added 26 points for Brooklyn, who won their third straight.

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Trae Young led the Hawks with 28 points and 14 assists. Cam Reddish scored 24 points off the bench for Atlanta, including a driving layup that tied the score at 118-118 with less than 30 seconds left in regulation.

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Brooklyn jumped to a 127-121 lead midway through overtime, buoyed by Jeff Green’s three-pointer and a dunk from Durant.

A Durant three-pointer made it 129-123 with 1:25 remaining and the Nets held on to win a close game that featured 21 lead changes, with neither team leading by more than seven.

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