Kevin Durant

Brooklyn Nets score 147 to tie franchise record for points in regulation game

With Kevin Durant sitting as part of a resting plan as he continues to work back from his Achilles injury, Kyrie Irving and Harden took the reins, combining for 50 points -- 25 apiece.

But there were also long stretches in which they played off one another, with Harden doing his usual isolation drive-and-kick thing, while Irving flashed his finishing ability in the paint.

Harden credited the overall communication improving among the group, with assignments, coverages and adjustments being called out clearly throughout the game.

Irving and Harden were at the front of the scoring, but there was impressive balance to the game as well, with nine players total finishing in double figures.

There have been some rough spots at times, with Harden going extended stretches less involved in the offense, or Irving's efficiency dipping, but the chemistry has been building, Nash said, and is something he only expects to improve.

"We're gonna be challenged every night; we're going to get everybody's best shot," Irving said, "but what we're doing now is just finding the continuity to utilize the strengths we have."

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