Little did Jack Vaughn know that his Brooklyn Nets first half was the best half in their history.

One of the best in NBA history, in fact.

Kevin Durant scored 23 points, all but two in the first half of 91 points,

which was third most in the league, and the Nets beat the Golden

State Warriors 143-113 on Wednesday and beat the defending champions with their second blowout.

sent home The loss in New York over two nights.

"It's what happens when you come to work and you set out to do the work right from the start," Vaughn said.

With Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Andrew Wiggins all sidelined,