‘Irving 48 point explosion’ BKN beats Utah and escapes 4 consecutive losses
Thanks to Irving’s performance, Brooklyn escaped from a losing streak.
The Brooklyn Nets won 117-106 in the 2022-2023 NBA regular league away game against the Utah Jazz at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA on the 21st (Korean time).
Kyrie Irving (48 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists) showed off his explosive power, and Nick Claxton (20 points, 5 rebounds) did his part. With this victory, Brooklyn succeeded in escaping from a 4-game losing streak.
On the other hand, in Utah, Jordan Clarkson (29 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists) and Lauri Makanen (22 points, 11 rebounds) fought hard, but could not control Irving and swallowed regret.
From the first quarter, a tight pattern developed. Brooklyn took the lead first, starting with Royce O’Neill and Irving’s 3-pointer, followed by Claxton’s score. However, Malik Beasley allowed a 3-point shot, Clarkson and Colin Sexton to score consecutively, and at the end of the first quarter, he allowed a 3-point shot to Makanen to finish the first quarter with a score of 28-22. 안전놀이터
Brooklyn struggled with Utah’s even distribution of points in the second quarter. He gave up the initiative by allowing consecutive runs to Makkanen, Rudy Gay, Clarkson, and Sexton. Irving alone scored 14 points, but other supporting shots were lacking, and as a result, the first half ended with 51-55.
The battle continued in the second half. Brooklyn led the atmosphere with Joe Harris successive 3-pointers and even Claxton’s dunk, but could not control Clarkson and Sexton’s breakthrough score at all and ended the third quarter with 83-83.
Brooklyn was the one with the strongest back heart. At the center of it all was Irving. At the start of the 4th quarter, he successfully hit a deep three and led the attack by scoring 9 points. Utah faced off with Makkanen and Clarkson’s 3-point shot, but Brooklyn’s offense did not cool down. Irving scored one after another, and Seth Curry’s wedge came out. Brooklyn held the lead until the end and finished the game with a victory.