With Kevin Durant and Spencer Dinwiddie, the Brooklyn Nets captured a huge statement victory today against LeBron James and the defending NBA Champions.
With a final score of 109-98, the Nets moved to 19-12 on the season to take second place in the East standings. It was a huge win and a glimpse at a potential Finals matchup, and NBA Twitter was set ablaze with all countless reactions.
Here are some of the best we found on the night:
The Nets are 5-1 vs the Lakers, Clippers, Jazz, Bucks, Sixers this season.
That one loss was vs the Sixers on a second game of a back-to-back without KD and Kyrie. pic.twitter.com/y0o0tQQXQb
— StatMuse (@statmuse) February 19, 2021
Steve Nash says the Net defense has “turned a corner.” I am inclined to agree.
— Kristian Winfield (@Krisplashed) February 19, 2021
— DanaDane05 (@DDane05) February 19, 2021
Brooklyn Nets rn: pic.twitter.com/dOPPfxjtdN
— ʟᴜ 💰 (@njluuu) February 19, 2021
Get ya brooms ready bois🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/T8jOEEyev9
— Mark Alexander Gilyard (@MarkAlexxander) February 19, 2021
Lakers fans. pic.twitter.com/C0xcttKqBk
— Bun (@HiddenBeneathh) February 19, 2021
All those bandwagons Nets talking crazy meanwhile we have 17 of those pic.twitter.com/evCFjvCr3r
— Celtics Lakers fan 💚🤍💜💛 (@CelticLakerFan) February 19, 2021
You love to see it pic.twitter.com/QZxAghTgkm
— iTzBKLYN🏆 (@BKLYNszn) February 19, 2021
The matchup came without some major pieces for both the Lakers and Nets — Anthony Davis and Kevin Durant were both absent. Needless to say, we didn’t see the full picture and it will be interesting to watch them face off with their full roster.
In the meantime, the narrative will continue to be confidence in the Nets and their ability to breeze through the competition this season. With their stars finally clicking on both ends of the floor, there isn’t a whole lot of faith that any team will be able to top them right now.