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Nic Claxton first NBA player with 15 points, three blocks on 60% FG over five games since 1991

Nets Nic Claxton first NBA player with at least 15 points, three blocks on 60% shooting over five games since David Robinson in 1991

Nic Claxton of the Brooklyn Nets is the first NBA player to record at least 15 points and three blocks on 60% shooting from the field over a five-game stretch since Hall of Famer David Robinson in 1991. Robinson accomplished this feat through six contests.

On Sunday, in Brooklynโ€™s 120-116 win over the Golden State Warriors, the 6-foot-11 center logged career highs of 24 points and 15 rebounds in 37 minutes played. Claxton, 23, shot 9-of-13 (69.2%) from the floor and 6-of-15 (40%) at the foul line.

According to a couple of NBA betting sites, Nic Claxton has second-shortest odds to win Defensive Player of the Year in the coming months. A few sportsbooks are showing better odds for Jaren Jackson Jr.

Although Golden State outscored the Nets 72-60 in the first half, the Dubs failed to generate enough points in the final two periods. The Nets dropped 34 points on the Warriors in the fourth quarter. Nic Claxton recorded a franchise-record 12th straight game with at least three blocks.

Only nine players in NBA history had a longer such streak since blocks were first tracked in the 1973-74 season. Shawn Bradley held the Nets franchise record with 11 games (twice in 1995-96 season).

Furthermore, the most recent player to register a streak was two-time blocks champion Hassan Whiteside. The former Miami Heat center logged 13 consecutive games with three or more blocks in 2015. Of course, Mark Eaton holds the league record with 39 (1984-85).

Nic Claxton registers Nets franchise-record 12th straight game with three or more blocks, breaks Shawn Bradleyโ€™s record

Additionally, Brooklyn finished 43-of-79 (54.4%) shooting from the field and 14-of-27 (51.9%) beyond the arc. Golden Stateโ€™s largest lead of the game was by 17 points. The Nets rallied behind Kyrie Irvingโ€™s 38 points to secure the win. It was only the Warriorsโ€™ sixth loss at home this season.

โ€œThey did a great job of staying on my body, keeping the game physical, making it tough,โ€ Irving said. โ€œI felt like my teammates had a lot of great looks, drawing the defense, drawing two, three to lose their man.

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