‘Four straight losses after Durant injury’ Brooklyn falling rapidly

Brooklyn is slipping fast. 

The Brooklyn Nets lost 112-117 in a match against the Phoenix Suns in the 2022-2023 NBA regular season held at the Phoenix Footprint Center on the 20th (Korean time).

From the confrontation with Portland on November 28th to the game against Miami on the 9th, Brooklyn, which was on a steep rise with a record of 18 wins and 2 losses in 20 games, fell into a 4-game losing streak with the defeat that day. After Kevin Durant’s knee injury, the balance between offense and defense is completely broken, and it is going downhill quickly.

Durant has been the heart of Brooklyn’s power this season. Durant, who averaged 29.7 points, 6.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists in 39 games this season and recorded a career-high 55.9% field goal success rate, was involved in all offensive work from the main ball handler role to clutch scoring and creating fellow opportunities from gravity.카지노

With such Durant missing, Brooklyn’s offense is greatly shaken. In the last four games played without Durant, Brooklyn has averaged just 102.5 points, well below the team average of 113.5 this season. 

On this day, the performance of the main resources was not 100% satisfactory. 

First of all, Kyrie Irving, who had to play the role of first option instead of Durant, only scored 9 points until the 3rd quarter, suffering from field hunting, probably because of the aftermath of skipping the previous game due to pain in the calf. He scored 21 points in the 4th quarter and took the lead in the pursuit, but he was unable to turn around because he consumed too much of his stamina.

Ben Simmons, who needs to help develop the attack, was sent off after receiving two technical fouls while protesting against the attacker’s foul decision in the middle of the third quarter. I couldn’t fill it up. In the end, Brooklyn fell prey to Phoenix’s losing streak, with Chris Paul and Devin Booker, Cameron Payne and Landry Shamit missing. 

Brooklyn still has at least three weeks to spend without Durant. If they do not find a solution quickly, their fall will inevitably deepen.

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