National Basketball Association
Brooklyn 121, San Antonio 119
When: 12:00 PM ET, Sunday, January 9, 2022
Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Officials: #52 Scott Twardoski, #3 Nick Buchert, #71 Rodney Mott
Attendance: 15606

Rookie Cam Thomas hit the tiebreaking basket with 1.7 seconds left in overtime as the Brooklyn Nets ended a five-game home losing streak by outlasting the San Antonio Spurs 121-119 Sunday afternoon.

The Nets won their first home game since beating the Philadelphia 76ers on Dec. 16 and survived blowing a 12-point lead in the final five minutes of regulation.

Brooklyn won it when Kevin Durant moved into the lane and passed to Thomas, who was in front of the 3-point line. Thomas moved around a screen by Nic Claxton and got midway through the lane before releasing a 9-footer with his right hand over rookie Josh Primo.

After San Antonio called a timeout with 1.4 seconds left, the Spurs were unable to get a shot off before the buzzer.

Durant led the Nets with 28 points but also missed a potential game-winning 3-pointer with 3.8 seconds remaining, and the game reached overtime when an alley-oop layup by Kenta Bates-Diop was short at the buzzer.

James Harden added 26 and his floater gave the Nets a 119-115 lead with 89 seconds left in overtime, but the Nets needed Thomas to come through as Lonnie Walker IV hit a layup and Dejounte Murray hit free throws to even the game at 119 with 46 seconds left.

After Walker stole the ball from Durant with 32.2 seconds left, Murray blew a layup with 26.6 seconds, giving the Nets a chance to finally win it.

Claxton collected 16 points and 14 rebounds for the Nets, who shot 48 percent but committed a season-worst 22 turnovers.

Walker scored a season-high 25 points and Murray added 19 for the Spurs, who are 1-6 in their past seven games. Bryn Forbes contributed 18 as San Antonio shot 43 percent.

After facing a seven-point deficit early in the second quarter, the Nets held a 60-51 lead at halftime. Durant's 17-footer staked Brooklyn to an 84-71 led with 3:47 to go in the third, but the lead was down to 91-89 entering the fourth.

The Nets appeared to seal it when Durant's 13-footer made the score 113-103 with 4:01 remaining, but the Spurs scored 10 straight points and tied the game on Primo's 3-pointer with 40.9 seconds left.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
San Antonio   Brooklyn
Lonnie Walker IV 25 Scoring Kevin Durant 28
Dejounte Murray 12 Assists James Harden 12
Jakob Poeltl 12 Rebounds Nic Claxton 14
Dejounte Murray 4 Free Throws Made James Harden 6
Jakob Poeltl 3 Steals DeAndre' Bembry 3
Devontae Cacok 2 Blocks Kevin Durant 3
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
San Antonio 119 43.0 13-32 14-18 33 44 8 12 15
Brooklyn 121 48.0 8-28 19-22 26 55 8 8 22
Upcoming Games
  • Brooklyn will play their next game on the road against Portland. The Nets have a W/L % of .560 after a win and .846 after a loss.
  • San Antonio will play their next game on the road against New York. The Spurs have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .391 after a loss.