Irving showed confidence.
The Brooklyn Nets lost 102-112 in the 2022-2023 NBA regular season Oklahoma City Thunder held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, USA on the 16th 바카라사이트. The loss in the game on this day put them on a two-game losing streak.
Kevin Durant (206cm, F) was absent, but the opponent was Oklahoma City, 12th in the West. At the beginning of the first quarter, the players scored evenly and set the mood. However, in the middle of the first quarter, he gave up the atmosphere by conceding consecutive runs to Shai Gilgeous Alexander. A goal was conceded 21 seconds before the end of the quarter, making it 24-28. However, the outside shots of the players in the 2nd quarter came to life. He continued his pursuit by making 5 of 11 3-pointers. And 2 seconds before the end of the quarter, it was reversed through Nick Clarkston’s goal.
And the atmosphere continued in the third quarter. Kyrie Irving (188cm, G) and Joe Harris worked hard inside and outside. The players’ even points were added, and the score gap widened little by little. However, he could not control Josh Gidi at the match and gave 11 points. Conversely, Brooklyn suffered from Yatoo hunting and eventually lost the game. It was a game in which Durant’s absence was very disappointing. Nevertheless, Irving showed a positive reaction.
Irving, who met after the game, said, “I don’t think we’re going to be sluggish without Durant. It’s clear that Durant is a great player. But our team members are confident,” he said. “This is not a thought alone. Other team members will think so too. We are different from last year.”
He added, “The players will receive more opportunities through this time and will grow more.”
However, contrary to Irving’s remarks, Brooklyn has lost both recent games without Durant. As Irving said, attention is paid to whether Brooklyn can continue its upward trend without Durant.