The NBA round this past Sunday (22) was marked by a great victory by the Brooklyn Nets over the Golden State Warriors by 120 to 116 inside the Chase Arena, in San Francisco. The big name of the match was Kyrie Irving, who has been leading the Nets in the absence of the injured Kevin Durant.
Kyrie Irving scored just 38 points, grabbed seven rebounds and dished out nine assists in the Nets ‘ win. He still hasn’t missed any of the free throws he had in the game and ended the confrontation in California with five balls from the perimeter. The player shone in the last period of the game, being decisive in the victory of his team. Of his 38 points, 12 were scored in the last quarter of the matchup, remaining the only player in the NBA this season with an average of ten points in the final period.
Another highlight of Brooklyn in the victory over the Warriors was Nic Claxton, with 24 points, 15 reborn and three blocked shots. It was the player’s fourth double-double in the last five games, being his 15th of the season. Warrior’s star Stephen Curry was the leading scorer for his team, with 26 points scored. Jonathan Kunming contributed another 20. It was the 29th victory for the Nets, who are ranked third in the East.
The Warriors lost the third game in the last five games and are still chasing a place in the Play-in, currently occupying the 11th position, with 23 wins and 24 losses. Right behind Golden State are the Lakers, who on Sunday (22) managed an important victory over the Portland Trail Blazers by 121 to 112. LeBron James recorded a double-double in the match, recording 37 points, 11 rebounds and four assists. Thomas Bryant also had a giant night, with 31 points, 14 rebounds and 12-of-15 on-field goals.
The Grizzlies, second in the West, reached their second straight defeat, this time falling to the Phoenix Suns by 112 to 110. Not even Ja Morant’s 27 points were enough to stop the Arizona franchise’s collective play, which featured 24 points from Mikal Bridges, another 22 points and 11 assists from Chris Paul, and another 20 points from Torrey Craig.
Tenth place in the West, the Oklahoma City Thunder managed to beat the leader Denver Nuggets by 101 to 99, reaching a record of 23 wins and 24 losses in the season. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander finished with 34 points, five rebounds and five assists, while Jamal Murray led Denver with 26 points and nine assists.
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