The Brooklyn Nets are riding the high of glorious victory after they defeated the Portland Trail Blazers off a game-winning tip-in from unsung hero Royce O’Neale to bail out Kevin Durant from what was a brutal crunch-time stretch that included a missed free-throw and allowing an and-one conversion.

More than the win, another cause of euphoria for the Nets is Ben Simmons’ most recent performance, as he snapped out of his funk in a big way, dropping 15 points, 13 rebounds, and seven assists on perfect shooting from the field (6/6), all the while he was guarding Damian Lillard. And, perhaps, it’s only bound to get better for the Nets after their disastrous first few weeks of the season.