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Nets dominate Pelicans after coming back from 15 points down

01/07/2023 at 05:30 PM


Irving, absent for a good portion of the game, was decisive in the end.

Martial managed to add 23 goals from free throws

The Brooklyn Nets beat the Pelicans in New Orleans on Friday Coming back from a 15-point home advantage and with Kyrie IrvingWhich was quite subdued for most of the match, but proved decisive in the final moments.

Nets (25-13), who Losing to the Bulls in Chicago ended 12-game winning streak last WednesdayThey defeated the Pelicans (24–14) after a game dominated by the locals.

Kevin Durant Achieved a double double of 33 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocks, Irving added 19 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and one block; And TJ Warren added 15 points, one rebound and one steal. Royce O’Neal added 14 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals and 2 hats.

Australian Ben Simmons helped with 10 assists, 6 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals and a hat trick.

for the local people, CJ McCollum had 28 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 blocks. With a personal record, Naji Marshall contributed 23 points, 9 rebounds, one assist and 3 steals; Lithuanian center Jonas Valančius had a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds; and Puerto Rican Jose Alvarado added 17 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists.

Coaches Jack Vaughn and Willie Green were selected this week as December’s best managers for the Eastern and Western Conferences, respectively.

The Pelicans had their two leading scorers, Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram out with injuries.

Marshall and Alvarado boost the Pelicans

The Nets opened the scoring and led the first minutes of the game, but the Pelicans’ battery of triples put the locals ahead halfway through the first quarter (12–6).

After baskets outside the ring by Watabe, Seth Curry and Durant, three triples by Marshall, and 6 of 8 attempts by his entire team could not be avoided, which The score would be much higher at the end of the first set (28-27).

Alvarado, who came off the bench, was doing an impressive job in defense as well. He reached his 13 points with two triples and several inspired plays. who lifted the Smoothie King Center attendees in New Orleans out of their seats in the first two minutes of the second set.

Marshall, who is averaging 9 points per game, added 15 points in 4 minutes in the second set, including The Pelicans jumped out to a 15-point lead.

Durant scored 18 points to keep the score at 56–51, but The Pelicans had 3 players over 10, 13 with McCollum, who managed to reach the half game with an advantage of 11 (64–53).

One off Irving proves crucial

Durant opened the scoring again in the third half and hit two explosive three-pointers and a 2-pointer in the first minute and a half. At 3 minutes into the third half, the Light came close again (69-67) and Coach Green called a timeout.

Center Nick Claxton tied it at 72 with a free throw to put the Nets ahead. (72-73). After a very even quarter, Durant managed to tie it at 85 and Warren scored at the end of the third section to leave the score at 85–88.

Irving had nothing for it when Marshall surpassed his own record for points in a game by scoring. 23 free kick goals.

But Warren again tied the game at 90, and Irving, lucky this time with a three-pointer, put the visitors ahead (90–93) midway through the thrilling final period, 100–103 a minute from the end.

One tackle, one triple and two free throws by Irving, who scored more points in the fourth quarter than in the previous threeIn addition, 12 team blocks proved decisive for the victory of the Nets (102–108).

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