Scott Ferrall’s Take on the NBA Season Opener
The Brooklyn Nets made light work of the Golden State Warriors after a resounding 125-99 win. Brooklyn was a 7.5 point favorite, and the total for the game closed at 234.5. Unfortunately, if you arrived late to the party, you probably found yourself on the wrong end of a bad beat as the total landed right on 234.
As for the game itself, the Nets were dominant and never seemed to dip below a 20-point lead. They went into the locker room at halftime with a 63-45 lead. To get an idea of just how dominant they were, Kyrie Irving did most of his damage in the first two quarters as he dropped 24 points and only had one basket in the second half — finishing with 26 for the game. Kevin Durant ended up with 22 points in just 25 minutes of work on the court.
The Nets actually managed to get all 15 players who suited up into the game. That’s something you just don’t see often in an NBA game. Tyler Johnson was the only player who failed to record a basket, but he did get his name on the stat sheet by grabbing an offensive rebound and forcing a steal.
All in all, it was a good start for Durant and Irving in their quest for an Eastern Conference championship and perhaps more.