Nets set franchise record in blowout win
The Nets set a franchise record for three-pointers made in a game in a 124-96 blowout win over the Bulls Saturday night.
Brooklyn drained 24 three-pointers en route to a season-high 28-point victory. Kenny Atkinson's squad came up one three short of tying the NBA record.
Quincy Acy led the Nets with a career-high 21 points on 6-13 shooting from three. Allen Crabbe followed with 20 points.
Former Net Sean Kilpatrick led the Bulls with 20 points off the bench. Chicago did not play Lauri Markkanen or Robin Lopez in the loss.
The three-point shot has been a huge part of the Nets' offense within Atkinson's fast-paced system. Brooklyn ranks second in the NBA in three-pointers made per game (12.7) and sixth in pace.
Bulls power forward Bobby Portis acknowledged the difficulty of defending against the Nets, “It’s like playing the Rockets. They shoot a lot of 3s. They shoot a lot of contested shots. That’s what their coach preaches,” Portis said.
While the win was over a tanking Bulls team, the Nets looked crisp on the offensive end for the second straight game. Brooklyn displayed superb ball movement, leading to constant drive and kick opportunities for open threes.
“I feel like everybody was shooting it well today. We just kept trying to find the guy that got hot. When the floor’s open like that it’s easy to control the game," D'Angelo Russell said.
The Nets held their opponent under 100 points for the 14th time this season. They are 13-1 when doing so.
Saturday's win brings Brooklyn to 27-53 on the season. The Nets will look to secure their first three-game winning streak of the season as they play their final home game Monday night against Chicago.