‘Bridges 30 points’ Brooklyn beats Utah pursuit and wins 3 in a row
The Brooklyn Nets (hereinafter referred to as Brooklyn) overcame the relentless pursuit of the Utah Jazz (hereinafter referred to as Utah) and secured a new victory.
Brooklyn defeated Utah by 111-110 and 1 point in the NBA 2022-23 season regular league home game held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, USA on the morning of the 3rd (Korean time).
Brooklyn, who secured sixth place in the Eastern Conference, recorded 43 wins and 35 losses. On this day, Brooklyn played a big role with Mikal Bridges 30 points, 7 rebounds and 3 steals, Spencer Dinwiddie with 18 points, 4 rebounds and 12 assists, and Cameron Johnson with 19 points and 6 rebounds.
Utah, who fell away from the play-in tournament with two consecutive losses, had Talon Horton-Tucker with 32 points, 4 rebounds and 8 assists, Lauri Makanen with 23 points, 9 rebounds and 2 steals, and Ochai Akbaji with 19 points.
Brooklyn was expected to win safely until the end of the third quarter, but Utah sought a turnaround from the fourth quarter.
Starting with Royce O’Neill’s 3-point shot in the second half of the first quarter, Brooklyn made a runaway score with Dinwiddie and Bridges bursting out the outer cannon. And the score distribution was so even that there were as many as four Brooklyn players who scored at least eight points. Utah ended the first half with Horton-Tucker’s 17-point break-up leading to 42-53, 11-point lead.
Makanen started to show signs of resurgence from the third quarter, and Akbaji also assisted with scoring with a 3-point shot. However, with Dinwiddie’s perfect reading, wing players such as Johnson, Bridges, and Dorian-Pinney Smith easily penetrated the opponent’s defense. In particular, Bridges exploded with 18 points in that quarter alone. Accordingly, Brooklyn prepared for the fourth quarter with an 85-64, 21-point lead.
However, throughout the game, the Brooklyn players who were facing the Skyscraper lineup and the Utah players fought hard. At the same time, the stadium caught fire and Akbaji opened the door with 5 consecutive points. Utah’s bench resource Chris Dunn added some good play and Makanen also made Finney-Smith’s defense useless. Makanen even showed a sense of cutting off Johnson’s pass while helping Horton-Tucker’s 3-point shot. 메이저놀이터
In addition, Horton-Tucker also produced 8 points in a row and succeeded in chasing up to 2 points with Akbarji’s 3-point shot. Throughout the fourth quarter, Brooklyn’s sense of artu cooled down, and it was busy making up only for free throws. Seven seconds before the end of the game, Horton Tucker scored a free throw to make it one point. However, Kelly Olinic’s final pull-up jumper didn’t go in, and Brooklyn won 111-110, 1 point over Utah.