Kyrie Irving and the Nets calm down against the Raptors’ C team

Defeat was almost impossible for the Nets. They needed to get the upper hand on a Raptors team that was decimated like the Sixers, where the New Yorkers couldn’t make a difference two days ago. ” Everyone on the internet is telling us how ashamed we should be (of losing), and it’s true. “, describes Kyrie Irving. He and his teammates performed more confidently this time and eventually won (98-112).

A victory in two stages, so to speak. Using the good exterior address of Royce O’Neale, combined with the interior activity of Nic Claxton, and the good service of Ben Simmons and others, the visitors took a big lead at the end of the first quarter (26-38). ). That initial gap melted away quickly after that, as the Nets signed Gary Trent Jr. – Juancho Hernangomez failed to control the pair.

The situation reached the point where the two teams were almost tied at halftime (51-52). Brooklyn then “copied” the first quarter in the third quarter, relying on Kyrie Irving and being supplied with good balls by Kevin Durant, especially in transition. 12 minutes after going to the locker room, Brooklyn led by 15 points (76-91).

Since this gap is maintained until the end, there will be no local reaction this time.

WHAT TO REMEMBER

Kevin Durant is ahead of Kevin Garnett. KD needed just ten points to pass the Big Ticket in the career scoring rankings. Selfless and handling the Canadiens’ defense well, he couldn’t score more goals to overtake the former Wolves and Celtics legend, giving himself 18th place with 26,074 points, a ranking he’ll continue to climb. ladder.

The Raptors are still very much down. Nick Nurse could only count on ten healthy players last night. Pascal Siakam (adductor), Scottie Barnes (knee), Fred VanVleet (hamstring), Dalano Banton (ankle), Precious Achiuwa (ankle) or even Otto Porter Jr. (toe) were all in the infirmary.

Brooklyn was arch-dominant in rebounding. Along with 19 turnovers that marred the net’s 32 assists, the big downside to their performance was rebound control. The New Yorkers once again showed why they are one of the worst teams in the league in this area, giving up 23 second chances to their opponents. Too many, even if insignificant, as Toronto only managed to convert 35% of their shots on 19 more attempts.

TOPS/FLOPS

Kyrie Irving. After a subdued first period, the leader took control of operations in the third quarter, scoring 19 of the total 29 points. Always so creative with his dribbling numbers, he scored the most impressive match of the season.

Nic Claxton. Better evaluation of the matchup for the young pivot, along with four other well-motivated starters who recorded his sixth double-double of the season. The four-ball loss somewhat marred his near-perfect evening in the innings. He also blocked twice as many shots as the opposing team.

Malachy Flynn. Gary Trent Jr. (6/19 shooting), Chris Boucher (2/15! but 16 rebounds) or even OG Anunoby (7/20 and -29 +/-), the Raptors had no shortage of flop candidates. side. However, we dwell on the poor performance of the leader, who was established for the first time this season. He started the surf with a game-best 17 points against the Hawks, hitting two game-winning baskets in the first two minutes. Before disappearing from circulation…

NEXT

Raptors (9-9) : Reception of Mavs, Saturday.

Nets (9-10) : Travel to Pacers, Friday.

Toronto / 98 Shots It bounces
Players Minimum Shots 3 points LF He D T p.d party Int bp CT +/- Points Rating
T. Young 28 6/10 0/2 0/0 3 5 8 5 1 2 1 0 -13 12 22
C. Koloko 18 1/3 0/0 2/4 4 1 5 0 2 0 1 1 -17 4 5
OG Anunoby 36 7/20 0/3 1/1 1 4 5 4 1 2 5 0 -29 15 8
Mr. Flynn 30 3/12 2/3 0/0 0 1 1 3 2 1 1 0 -19 8 3
G. Trent Jr. 31 6/19 1/8 6/9 1 0 1 3 1 3 3 0 -12 19 7
C. Boucher 29 2/15 0/3 8/8 8 8 16 0 0 1 0 1 0 12 17
J. Hernangomez 33 4/9 1/5 1/2 6 4 10 0 4 3 2 0 +4 10 15
K. Birch 11 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 +2 2 5
J. Dowtin Jr. 21 4/9 1/3 1/1 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 +8 10 8
R. Harper Jr. 5 2/3 2/2 0/0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 +6 6 6
36/101 7/29 19/25 23 29 52 16 13 12 13 2 98 96
Brooklyn / 112 Shots It bounces
Players Minimum Shots 3 points LF He D T p.d party Int bp CT +/- Points Rating
K. Durant 33 5/10 2/5 0/0 0 7 7 5 2 0 4 3 +30 12 18
R. O’Neale 27 5/8 5/8 0/0 0 4 4 7 3 4 3 0 +16 15 24
N. Claxton 30 6/7 0/0 2/2 4 8 12 3 2 1 4 4 +24 14 29
K. Irving 28 11/16 5/8 2/2 0 1 1 3 3 0 1 0 +16 29 27
B. Simmons 33 7/9 0/0 0/0 0 2 2 6 5 3 1 2 +15 14 24
Mr. Morris 18 3/4 3/4 0/0 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 0 +7 9 12
J. Harris 14 1/7 1/6 0/0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 -7 3 0
D. Duke Jr. 4 0/2 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 -5 0 -1
K. Edwards 4 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -5 0 -1
D. Sharpe 4 2/3 1/1 0/0 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 -5 5 8
P. Mills 6 0/2 0/2 0/0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 -11 0 -1
E. Sumner 21 3/8 0/2 0/1 1 1 2 1 5 1 3 1 -2 6 2
C. Thomas 17 2/5 0/1 1/2 0 3 3 2 2 0 1 0 -3 5 5
General 45/82 17/38 5/7 7 32 39 32 24 10 19 11 112 146

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