Irving spewed fire at clutch time.
The Brooklyn Nets won 122-115 in a game against the New York Knicks in the 2022-2023 NBA regular season held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on the 29th (hereinafter Korean time).
It was a game that attracted many people’s attention as the hometown derby. The winner was the home team, Brooklyn. Brooklyn, with ace Kyrie Irving, beat New York and climbed to the 30-win heights.
Irving announced a pleasant start by driving 7 points from the first quarter. However, his momentum was broken in the 2nd and 3rd quarters. Irving cooled off rapidly and only scored a total of 4 points in the 2nd and 3rd quarters.
Even at the beginning of the 4th quarter, Irving missed both of the first two field goals and showed a disappointing shot sense. But Irving was Irving. When New York chased after RJ Barrett’s attack under the goal, Irving immediately hit a 3-pointer.
Irving, who regained his senses, began to break down New York’s defense in earnest. He blocked the pursuit of New York by attacking without covering the inside and outside. He scored 9 consecutive points 1 minute and 19 seconds before the end of the game, virtually deciding the team’s victory.
Irving proved why he is an ace by recording 32 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists, including 21 points in the 4th quarter. 스포츠토토
In his post-game interview, Irving focused more on his team’s performance than on his own.
Irving said, “I felt that we dominated the game on both sides of the offense and defense that day. We played great basketball in transition situations.”
“In the third quarter, Jalen Brunson of New York came out really aggressive. They pursued fast basketball. But they brought the flow early in the fourth quarter. I knew we had good momentum, so I tried to keep the atmosphere going. I did,” he said, summing up the game.
As Irving said, the Brooklyn players showed solid teamwork that day. All starters scored double digits and played organic basketball. All of the bench players in the game also scored 5 or more.
Meanwhile, Brooklyn ran a 12-game winning streak based on the destructive power of Kevin Durant and Irving in mid-to-late December. However, when Durant left due to injury, he immediately faced a crisis.
Irving did not back down. He’s been a constant in Brooklyn and has supported the team. Can Irving show off his influence in the next game? Brooklyn’s next schedule is a head-to-head match against the Los Angeles Lakers on the 31st.