Mikal Bridges, who wore a Brooklyn Nets uniform through a trade with Kevin Durant, the ‘signboard’ of the National Basketball Association (NBA), exploded 45 points and led the team to victory.
Brooklyn beat the Miami Heat 116-105 in the 202-2023 season NBA regular league home game held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, USA on the 16th (Korean time).
Brooklyn, who both traded “One-Two Punch” Durant and Kyrie Irving, lost their last two games and the mood had subsided.
The player who laid the foundation for the rebound on this day was Bridges, the next-generation striker from the Phoenix Suns who sent Durant away.
Among the various players and nomination rights received in exchange for Durant, Bridges, whom Brooklyn specifically requested as a key player, played 36 minutes and scored 45 points, including 3 points and 4 shots, making a big success.
He added 8 rebounds and 5 assists to fill Durant’s void.
In particular, he scored 17 points only in the 4th quarter, which was the battleground, breaking Miami’s pursuit power.
He is averaging 17.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game this season, and his 3-point success rate is 39.6%.
His defensive power is considered his strength to the extent that he competes with winner Marcus Smart (Boston) for the “Defender of the Year” spot last season. 토토사이트
Forward Cameron Johnson, who came over from Phoenix along with Bridges, also supported with 18 points, the second most on the team. 토토사이트
Cam Thomas, who came off the bench, also scored 19 points in 21 minutes to fill the void left by Irving, who left for Dallas.
However, Ben Simmons, who expected to form a ‘triangle formation’ with Irving and Durant, only scored 2 points. He was also missing from the main lineup.
In Miami, it was painful to see ace Jimmy Butler’s sluggish performance with 13 points.
Center snake Adebayo struggled with 24 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists and added 2 blocked shots, but could not prevent defeat.
Brooklyn (24 losses), who won their 34th win of the season, kept 5th place in the Eastern Conference.