Nets set records in unimpressive fashion

February, 1, 2014
Feb 1
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NEW YORK -- The Brooklyn Nets established a new NBA record for fewest rebounds in a game (17) Friday night, while allowing Serge Ibaka to shoot a perfect 12-for-12 from the field.

But hey, at least they halted Kevin Durant's consecutive games streak of scoring at least 30 points at 12.

Well ... actually ... that wasn't impressive at all.

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Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty ImagesKevin Durant & Co. put a historic hurting on the Nets Friday night.
Durant sat out the entire fourth quarter because the Oklahoma City Thunder were blowing out the Nets.

He finished with 26 points on 10-for-12 shooting in 31 minutes, and Oklahoma City embarrassed Brooklyn, 120-95, at Barclays Center.

Durant wrapped up the month of January with averages of 35.9 points, 6.1 rebounds and 6.1 assists. He shot 54.9 percent from the field, 43.6 percent from 3-point range and 89.0 percent from the free-throw line.

"Crazy. What's [Kevin's] doing now is just crazy," said Deron Williams, who had four turnovers and one assist. "The end of the year it's going to be hard to argue about the MVP of this league with what he's doing right now."

Shaun Livingston, who helped "hold" Durant to 24 points in 34 minutes Jan. 2, the night the Nets turned around their season, had a hand in the 25-year-old's face on many of his shot attempts, but it didn't matter. Durant was hitting anything and everything.

"I mean, man, the way he's shooting the ball is tough," Livingston said. "It's one of those where you have to tip your hat to him."

The Nets (20-24), who ended January with a 10-3 record, grabbed just 17 boards (five in the second half) -- the fewest any team has ever grabbed in a game. The previous low came when the Detroit Pistons had 18 rebounds against the Charlotte Bobcats Nov. 28, 2001.

"A lot of makes. The ball was going through the basket a lot," Livingston said.

The Thunder, who have won 10 in a row, established new opponent-highs for regulation points (120), field-goal percentage (63.6) and made field goals (49). Ibaka's 12 field goals without a miss proved to be a franchise record against the Nets as well.

"They just played better than us," Williams said. "They played better than us tonight at both ends of the floor. They came out very aggressive, KD was hitting shots. We looked a step slow. It was just a great game by them and one we want to forget about."

BOO BIRDS: The Nets trailed by as many as 32 on Friday. The crowd booed the team in the third quarter like it was 2013.

KG SCORELESS: Prior to Friday's 0-for-4 effort, Kevin Garnett had not been held scoreless in a game since his rookie season (1996), according to ESPN Stats & Info.

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Brook Lopez
PTS AST STL MIN
20.7 0.9 0.5 31.4
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsK. Garnett 6.6
AssistsD. Williams 6.1
StealsD. Williams 1.5
BlocksB. Lopez 1.8