The Nets have stolen the imagination of the NBA and even stole the game against the Knicks that was broadcast on national television on Wednesday.
Imagine when their entire super team-not just Kevin Durant-appears in the garden next time.
Tom Thibodeau’s Knicks didn’t even defend the Brooklyn Lite. After a sensational deal with four teams, the Nets became the Brooklyn Nine, adding a third superstar to James Harden, and they were still in the open garden. The score of 116-109 surpassed the Knicks.
Of course, Durant is still on the court. Since taking the Knicks as a free agent in July 2019, in his first game with the Knicks, he has improved his scoring by 26 points in 30 minutes, including 1
Durant said: “We want to complete the back-to-back second half, especially a team facing us across the wall.” “We know what this competition is like, and we know the intensity of this team’s competition. So we I really want to play this game tonight, everyone likes it.
The garden is not completely empty. Knicks owner James Dolan is no longer sitting in the baseline seat next to his bench in this pandemic season, and he saw chaos in the second row of the Class 100 on Center Court. After Dolan watched Durant’s pull-up jumper and saw his club lose their fourth straight victory 5-7, he had to stab Dolan.
Although offense has always been the Knicks’ Achilles heel, this time it was defense that made Thibodeau fail.
Thibodu said: “I was disappointed that we could have played better on the defensive end, yes, but did it more firmly.” “I like the fight we showed at the end, but it was too late. We The hole is too big. We have to go back to work. Sometimes you will experience opportunities where you cannot practice too much, so I think practice is good for us.”
Harden will be here soon, but the Nets do not have Kyrie Irving (for personal reasons) and the players they traded-Caris LeVert, Jarrett Allen, Taurean Prince and Rodions Kurucs.
When the Nets turned Brooklyn into a star paradise, Knicks power forward Julius Randall continued to exert his abilities. He scored 30 points and 5 assists for the Nets, but not enough. The malaise RJ Barrett did not score in the first half, but missed the first six goals. He came too late and scored 20 points.
Durant scored a 15-2 steal and fast break layup at the last minute of the second quarter, giving the Nets a 61-45 halftime lead. He scored in the first round of the game and performed well in the garden of the Nets’ white uniform.
Thibodeau is not surprised that Durant has not shown any decline after recovering from Achilles tendon injury.
Thibodu said: “He will overcome everything in front of him.” “He is a rat in the gym. He is the organizer. He is a good student of the game. And he has incredible skills. The underestimated part is his selflessness, he A willingness to accept. He is undoubtedly an unprecedented greatness. So this does not surprise me.
The Knicks rookie Immanuel Quickley (Immanuel Quickley) is a Maryland native who is in awe of Durant.
“Probably the greatest basketball player I have ever made,” Quickley said. He quickly got out of trouble, scoring 19 points in a bright spot for the Knicks in 22 minutes. “He shot me a shot, it’s like a video game. I was there, and he netted all the nets. When we attacked, I just got on the court, and I thought: “Oh my God, that’s crazy Up. “He is an excellent player from Maryland, so I am very happy with his performance.”
The Unmanned Nets played cleanly and made only one turnover in the first half. Sharpshooter Joe Harris scored 15 points and made three of three. Nets guard Bruce Brown had 15 points and 14 rebounds and looked more efficient and faster than Barrett. In one game, he surpassed the Knicks’ defense with a fast break layup.
To make matters worse, the Nets second-round draft pick power forward Reggie Perry (Reggie Perry) was asked to score 11 points with a 5-for-7 score.
Perry from Mississippi was ranked 57th in the November draft. The Knicks could have won the 33rd overall pick, but due to the complexity of the transaction, they traded at the value of the second round of 2023 because they felt that there was no room for their lineup.
The Knicks trailed by 18 points with 3:23 and Durant on the pine fell behind the world. The Knicks made late-stage efforts to make the final score look more competitive than it actually was.