Brooklyn, which was released in the Irving-Durant trade, wins with the return of Dinwiddie
The Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA) won despite the absence of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, who moved to the team.
Brooklyn won 116-105 in the
202-2023 season NBA regular league home game against the Chicago Bulls held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, USA on the 10th (Korean time).
Following Irving’s recent transfer to the Dallas Mavericks, Durant’s ‘one-two punch’ went to the Phoenix Suns, but Brooklyn broke a two-game losing streak and kept 5th place (33-22) in the Eastern Conference.
Spencer Dinwiddie, who changed his uniform through a trade with Irving, recorded 25 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists in his return.
Dinwiddie played for Brooklyn from the 2016-2017 season to December 2020.
Along with that, Cam Thomas posted 20 points, Joe Harris 18 points, Watanabe 14 points, and Dorian Finley-Smith, also traded from Dallas, added 9 points and 9 rebounds.
Brooklyn, who finished the first quarter 19-26, managed to turn around with Harris scoring 18 points with 6 3-pointers in the second quarter alone, ending the first half with a score of 53-50.
Chicago, with Jack Lavin’s hard work, took an 84-79 lead in the third quarter, but Brooklyn regained the lead in the fourth quarter with Thomas and Dinwiddie scoring.
In the middle of the quarter, Watanabe’s two 3-pointers made it 104-92, and at the end of the game, free throws piled up points one by one to seize the victory.
Despite the performances of Rabin (38 points) and Nicola Vucevic (15 points and 17 rebounds), Chicago lost two consecutive games and took ninth place in the East (26-29).
The Milwaukee Bucks, second in the East, won 9 straight victories by defeating the Los Angeles Lakers, 115-106, where “King” LeBron James missed.
Giannis Antetokounmpo took the lead in the victory with a double-double with 38 points and 10 rebounds.
Milwaukee, who became 38-17, narrowed the lead with Boston Celtics (39-16) to one game.
The Lakers lost three straight games even after Dennis Schroeder had 25 points and 12 assists and Anthony Davis had 23 points and 16 rebounds. The ranking is 13th in the West (25 wins, 31 losses).