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Nic Claxton's Capturing Wows NBA Twitter as Kevin Durant, Nets Beat Giannis, Bucks – Bleacher Report

Brooklyn Nets center Nic Claxton (33) looks on during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Monday, Dec. 12, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

AP Photograph/Nick Wass

Have an evening, Nic Claxton.

The Brooklyn Nets defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 118-100 on Friday on the Barclays Heart to enhance to 21-12 on the season, and it was Claxton who impressed with a outstanding taking pictures efficiency.

The fourth-year heart completed with 19 factors, eight rebounds, 5 assists and three steals in half-hour, making 9-of-10 pictures from the ground. His 19 factors tied his season excessive.

Claxton’s efforts have been an enormous cause why the Nets topped the Bucks, who have been main the Jap Convention coming into play Friday, and NBA Twitter was significantly shocked by his taking pictures:

Yaya Dubin @JADubin5

Claxton has been the perfect non-Giannis-or-KD participant on the ground on this recreation and that is why the Nets are successful.

Matt Brooks @MattBrooksNBA

Hell of a recreation from Nic Claxton. Nice end via contact over Brook. He is improved a lot at that this yr.

Rob Markman 💭 @RobMarkman

Claxton is ballin right now

Doug Norrie @DougNorrie

Would not commerce Claxton for Giannis straight up at this level

James Younger @CoachYoungNJ

If Claxton can play like this, yeah I believe so. Protection and rebounding are their points <a href=”https://t.co/Snit2Ma2qL”>https://t.co/Snit2Ma2qL</a>

Doug Norrie @DougNorrie

Nic Claxton shoulder flex on Giannis is the what the vacations are all about

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer

From <a href=”https://twitter.com/BKN_NETSPR?ref_src=twsrcpercent5Etfw”>@BKN_NETSPR</a>: Along with his season-high-tying 19 factors tonight, Nic Claxton has added a career-high-tying 5 assists for a second straight recreation.<br><br>Claxton has additionally grabbed eight rebounds and recorded three steals.

Joseph Spector @JoeSpectorNY

It’s the dagger. Large win for <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/Nets?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrcpercent5Etfw”>#Nets</a><br><br>Simmons, Claxton come up large… <a href=”https://t.co/UnlHaFq6lf”>https://t.co/UnlHaFq6lf</a>

Brooklyn Netcast @BrooklynNetcast

Nic Claxton tonight: <br><br>19 Factors <br>8 Rebounds <br>5 Assists <br>3 Steals <br>90 FG% <br><br>WHAT A GAME FOR HIM <a href=”https://t.co/EXtoGjFdC8″>pic.twitter.com/EXtoGjFdC8</a>

𝙛𝙡𝙤𝙬𝙚𝙧 𝙗𝙤𝙮 𝙛𝙡𝙤𝙬𝙯 🧜🏽‍♂️ @kayceeflowz

Did not know Nix Claxton was this good sheesh

Coach Kyle 🏀 @CoachKyle585

Nic Claxton masterclass tonight

Ryan @RRMorleyy

Simmons x Claxton completely took it to Giannis tonight and performed bully ball and acquired into him from the beginning helluva recreation guys <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/NetsWorld?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrcpercent5Etfw”>#NetsWorld</a>

Claxton is within the midst of his greatest marketing campaign within the NBA. He entered Friday’s recreation averaging 11.6 factors, 8.6 rebounds, 2.3 blocks and 1.3 assists in 29 video games whereas taking pictures 73.8 p.c from the ground.

The College of Georgia product is beneath contract with the Nets via the 2023-24 marketing campaign, and he’ll certainly obtain a pleasant increase on his subsequent deal, particularly given how impactful he has been for Brooklyn this season.

Along with Claxton, Kevin Durant had a strong recreation, ending with 24 factors, six assists, 5 rebounds, one steal and one block in 34 minutes.

Every participant in Brooklyn’s beginning 5—Claxton, Durant, Royce O’Neale, Kyrie Irving and Ben Simmons—hit double digits in scoring.

Whereas Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo had a game-high 26 factors, solely three of his teammates additionally reached double figures.

The Nets shall be again in motion in opposition to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, hoping to increase their successful streak to 9 video games.

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