Brooklyn Nets have defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers thanks to a strong fourth neighborhood with 118: 107 and fought themselves on the seventh place in the East. Kevin Durant shone in Shootout with Darius Garland.
- Brooklyn Nets (43-38) – Cleveland Cavaliers (43-38) 118: 117 (Boxscore)
- Nets dominate in the fourth quarter
Brooklyn Nets (43-38) – Cleveland Cavaliers (43-38) 118: 117 (Boxscore)
With the victory, the Nets draw on the same balance as Cleveland and at the same time secures the Tiebreaker against the CAVs. Brooklyn can secure the seventh place of Eastern Conference with a victory against the Indiana Pacers on Sunday evening, making the Nets in the play-in-tournament two opportunities for a home win to reach the playoffs.
Durant laid out with 16 points in the first quarter outstanding and barely liked, in the end 36 points stood at 11/20 FG and 4/6 of Downtown on his account. In addition, he collected 5 rebounds and assists (also 5 turnover) as well as 1 steal and 2 blocks. Long breaks were not in it for him, he played 41 minutes.
Support came from Bruce Brown (6/12 FG) and Kyrie Irving (7/22 FG, 1/7 3P) each with 18 meters and 8 assists. Both cracks also almost 40 minutes off, Brown picked up 4 of his 10 rebounds at the opposing ring and blocked 4 throws. “I’ve got all my teammates to throw the ball,” Brown then joked as he liked to celebrate the first triple-double of his career. Andre Drummond also posted a double double with 15 points (7/11 FG) and 12 rebounds.
On the opposite side Garland delivered good resistance with 31 counters (12/24 FG), but only 3 of its passes ended as assists. At the Cavs, the ball became generally too often, Cleveland played only 19 assists (30 for Nets). Combined with the weak three-line ratio of 8/27 (29.6 percent), it was ultimately too little against the Nets. Evan Mobley was after five missed playing back in the lineup and contributed 17 points (6/11 FG), just like Lauri Markkanen.
Nets dominate in the fourth quarter
The first five minutes of the game were balanced, then the Nets eleven unanswered points achieved. However, that was hardly on an offensive explosion Brooklyns, much more Cleveland was suddenly freezing cold and remained over four and a half minutes without counter. Then Durant turned on with nine fast points to the end of the section (34:19).
In the second quarter, the CAVs defensively had significantly more success and struggled to approach the Nets so slowly. Garland paused shortly before the break two threesome in a row, but the last litter of the first half did not arrive at the ring. Durant was in the way and blocked Garland’s Layup directly into the side. 62:54.
After the break, hardly anyone besides Durant at the Nets, Cleveland decreased with the residue again and walked three and a half minutes before the final quarter in the game in the lead. However, the CAVs missed the chance further as Brooklyn marked only two mignificive points in the last five minutes of the third section. Cleveland accepted an 88: 83 guidance.
So it happened as it almost had to come. The Nets brought back the lead, then her star duo hit the throws to expand the distance. At Cleveland, it hardly hardly went something, then there was a shortening moment when Garland went to the ground and lying a few moments. He was caught in a timmel around the ball on the head, but continued to play. At the outcome it changed nothing, almost 90 seconds before the end, both coaches took their starters down. Brooklyn won the last quarter with 35:19.
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