Brooklyn Nets escaped consecutive losses by beating Yuta and BKN, who were shaken after missing Durant ’48 points bombing of Irving’
The Brooklyn Nets won 117-106 against the Utah Jazz in the 2022-2023 NBA regular season at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on the 20th.
Brooklyn, which had lost four games in a row after Kevin Durant’s injury, was relieved of its losing streak with the victory. Kyrie Irving led the team to victory with 48 points. Irving played the role of a troubleshooter by scoring a decisive goal in the match.
Utah lost after Jordan Clarkson scored 29 points and Laurie Makanen scored 22 points but failed to stop Irving.
Brooklyn, which finished the first quarter with a six-point lead, also increased the score gap with Irving’s strong performance early in the second quarter. In Utah, which was being dragged, Jared Vanderbilt changed the mood. Brooklyn, which suffered a setback in the attack, eventually gave way to the flow and allowed Utah a series of outer shots to end the first half 51-55.
The Brooklyn Nets, which entered the third quarter, fought back with Nicholas Clackston actively targeting the bottom of the net and Joe Harris supporting the outside. Utah also did not back down easily, with Jordan Clarkson leading the attack.
Brooklyn, which brought the lead with Irving’s three-point shot in the mix, continued to push Utah, but failed to stop the opponent’s outer gun attack and faltered. Brooklyn ended the third quarter with an 83-83 tie after losing back-to-back 3-pointers to Colin Sexton.
In the fourth quarter, the two teams had a fierce battle, with ace Irving and Makanen exchanging points. Brooklyn seemed to win easily with six points ahead, but Utah, which did not give up, returned the game to square one with Makanen and Clarkson’s performances.
Irving was the one who appeared as the main character in the thin ice match.
Following Deep Three, Irving succeeded in a three-point shot that ran away by six points with 1:36 left at the end of the fourth quarter. Brooklyn, where Irving was excited, even exploded to Seth Curry, approaching victory.
Utah aimed for a turnaround until the end by conducting a foul operation, but it was not enough to turn the game around. Brooklyn, where Irving showed off his hot firepower, won the Utah expedition.