He might have been dumped by the Phoenix Suns in their blockbuster trade for Kevin Durant, but Mikal Bridges is enjoying a hot start to life in Brooklyn – and showing his former team exactly what they lost.
Bridges demolished his career-high with 45 points, eight rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks in a massive performance to lead the Nets past the Miami Heat 116-105.
Bridges shot 17-of-23 field goal attempts including four of six from deep, and at one point drained 13 of Brooklyn’s points in a row.
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Making it even more remarkable was the fact that it was just his third game with his new team, with the home fans repeatedly cheering ‘Brooklyn Bridges’ in support of their new star.