U.S. Professional Basketball (NBA) Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (31, 1m88cm) led the way and recorded a come-from-behind victory in the fourth quarter.
Brooklyn won 120-116 in a regular league away game in the 2022-23 season against the Golden State Warriors held at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California on the 23rd (Korean time). Brooklyn (29-17), who had two consecutive victories, was in 4th place without a ride with the Milwaukee Bucks (29-17), who were in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference.
Brooklyn’s flagship player, Kevin Durant, is out due to a knee injury. However, Irving led the team to victory with 38 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists in 39 minutes and 48 seconds. Irving threw 7 3-pointers and made 5 of them. Center Nick Claxton recorded a double-double with 24 points and 15 rebounds to help Brooklyn win. Seth Curry scored 12 points.
In Golden State, Seth Curry’s older brother, guard Stephen Curry, recorded 26 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists in 37 minutes and 35 seconds, but he could not prevent the team from losing. Jonathan Cumminga scored 20 points, Jordan Poole 17 points, and Klay Thompson 10 points each. Golden State fell to 10th in the Western Conference with a record of 23 wins and 24 losses.
Irving narrowed the gap by making two consecutive free throws in the fourth quarter with 3 minutes and 50 seconds left in the game, with the team trailing 106-110. He then scored the 35th point of the game with a pull-up jump, tying the score at 114-114. Irving led the team to victory by making both free throws with 14.3 seconds left. 메이저놀이터
Irving is not the main player on the team. In other words, he is not a one-option player. In addition to the vaccine issue, a lot of controversy arose over Irving’s ‘one-option qualification theory’. However, Irving showed his true value by scoring 38 points in the game. Irving also said in an interview after the game, “It is not important to me, such as option 1, option 2, or option 3. The goal is to win,” he said.
Meanwhile, the LA Lakers defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 121-112. LeBron James scored the most points on the team with 37 points in 35 minutes and 57 seconds. Thomas Bryant scored 31 points and Dennis Schroeder scored 24 points. Portland signboard Damian Lillard struggled with 24 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists in 39 minutes and 59 seconds.