Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Kyrie Irving defines New York duel against Knicks

Let’s be clear: Kyrie Irving is having his best season in a long time. We’re not talking about statistics – his talent prevents him from failing to do so – but about concentration and determination when it comes to leading an NBA team, especially now that he has injured Kevin Durant doesn’t have great company.

Last night, in a matchup against the Knicks in New York, the Brooklyn point guard signed 32 points, nine assists and six rebounds, but beyond those numbers, he was an all-time beacon of a team that continued to win games in his absence. Keeps KD; the latter by 122–115.

Irving is far from the player who until months ago seemed to have left basketball in the background of his life. He hasn’t fallen below 30 points in the past six games to set a franchise record and is averaging 36.3. It is clear that he will not continue in these figures for the rest of the campaign, but he makes it clear that he is ready, both mentally and physically, to take on all the responsibility that rests on his shoulders.

and it is that point guard of the Nets shows up when you need him most; It was not in vain that he scored 21 of his 32 goals in the last quarter … This is his favorite moment of the games. To date, he is the NBA player who has scored the most points in those final twelve minutes with 356, which brings us to an average of 9.4, which is also the highest in the league. He is at his best. It’s time to enjoy.

After the clash, Jack Vaughan couldn’t help but praise the great work his charge had done to secure the victory. “That’s why it’s great to have a basketball in your hands. He can attack on his own, draw plays, hit … the defense has to react to everything that’s offered to him,” says head coach D Brooklyn.

Kyrie is performing at a high level, but the secret to the Nets’ resurgence lies in building a cohesive core with multiple pieces; So much so that the other four players in the quintet were in double digits in scoring, highlighted by a double-double of 13 points and 12 rebounds by Nicholas Claxton as well as 16 points by Joe Harris.

Knicks crash into ‘their wall’

It is becoming impossible for the Knicks to win against the Nets. To be precise, he hasn’t defeated him since January 26, 2020 and has accumulated nine losses in a row. He still has time in the present day, as he has two confrontations left. Beyond this streak, the loss moves Tom Thibodeau’s men out of sixth place in the Eastern Conference, with one and a half games left in them.

Per those seen on the floor last night, the Knicks’ top scorer was Jalen Brunson with 26 points, while RJ Barrett tallied 24. Julius Randle signed a double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds.

(Photo by Dustin Satloff / Getty Images)

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