Durant’s record night with 55 points defeated Atlanta, beating Brooklyn 122: 115


Updates: 03.04.2022 07:39

New York – Kevin Durant set a new shooting record with 55 points in Saturday’s NBA game, but Brooklyn basketball players lost 115: 122 in Atlanta and will still have to fight for ninth place in the Eastern Conference.

Durant flashed, among other things, eight threes. Kyrie Irving seconded him with 31 points, but the Nets lost for the second time in a row and for the fifth time in the last ten games. Durant played more than 42 minutes and converted 19 of 28 as well as nine of 11 free throws.

“Honestly, I’m not very interested in this. I’m just upset we lost,” he said after the match. Apart from him and Irving, no one else on the team contributed more than nine points. Although the guests lost up to 15 points, two and a half minutes before the end they managed to reduce Irving’s basket to 106: 107. However, the conclusion belonged to Atlanta star Trai Young, who hid 11 of 36 points for this section. In addition, he collected 10 assists. He has played 19 duels this season, in which he had at least 30 + 10.

“We are playing really good basketball at the moment,” praised Young, whose team ranks eighth in the Eastern Conference with a 41-37 lead by one game to the tenth Brooklyn. De’Andre Hunter with 15 points and 10 rebounds and Danilo Gallinari, who also scored 15 points from the bench, also made it for the Hawks.

The Golden State showed a big turnaround. At home against Utah, he lost up to 21 points, but in the end he rejoiced in the triumph 111: 107. In the absence of the injured Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson prevailed the most, scoring 36 points when he hit, among other things, eight of the 17 threes. Jordan Poole scored another 31 points.

For Utah, this is another failure in a short time, on Tuesday against the LA Clippers he managed a lead of 25 points. Not even 52 points, equally shared by Mike Conley and Donovan Mitchell, or 14 points and 20 rebounds by Rudy Gobert were enough for him. With a balance of 49-29, Golden State secured participation in the playoffs.

Miami won the fiftieth victory as the third team of the season, winning 127: 109 in Chicago. As usual, the Heat relied on collective performance, this time on seven double-digit shooters, led by Jimmy Butler with 22 points. 33 points by Zach LaVine or 26 points by DeMar DeRozan were not enough for the Bulls. Chicago is sixth in the East with a two-second lead over Cleveland seventh.

It was the Cavaliers who held out hope for the elite six of the 119: 101 triumph in New York. The team, which led by up to 23 points and never lost, pulled Darius Garland with 24 points and 13 assists. “We’re finally starting to create something here,” said quarterback Garland.

The Knicks, who have already lost the chance to play in with a balance of 34-44, hit only 40 percent of their shots without Julius Randle. They were led by Obi Toppin with 20 points.

Philadelphia reclassified Charlotte 144: 114. The Sixers led by only five points at half time, but dominated the third quarter with 45:27. With 29 points and 14 rebounds, Joel Embiid shone, 23 points added by Tobias Harris. The Hornets did not have enough points for the winger Miles Bridges.

Saturday NBA results:

Atlanta – Brooklyn 122:115, Chicago – Miami 109:127, Golden State – Utah 111:107, New York – Cleveland 101:119, Philadelphia – Charlotte 144:114.

NBA table:

Eastern Conference,

Atlantic Division:

1. x-Boston 78 48 30 61,5
2. Philadelphia 77 47 30 61,0
3. Toronto 77 45 32 58,4
4. Brooklyn 78 40 38 51,3
5. New York 78 34 44 43,6

Central division:

1. x-Milwaukee 77 48 29 62,3
2. Chicago 78 45 33 57,7
3. Cleveland 78 43 35 55,1
4. Indiana 78 25 53 32,1
5. Detroit 78 22 56 28,2

Southeast Division:

1. y-Miami 78 50 28 64,1
2. Atlanta 78 41 37 52,6
3. Charlotte 78 40 38 51,3
4. Washington 77 34 43 44,2
5. Orlando 78 20 58 25,6

Western Conference,

Southwest Division:

1. y-Memphis 78 55 23 70,5
2. x-Dallas 78 48 30 61,5
3. New Orleans 77 34 43 44,2
4. Saint Anthony 77 32 45 41,6
5. Houston 78 20 58 25,6

Northwest Division:

1. Denver 78 46 32 59,0
Utah 78 46 32 59,0
3. Minnesota 78 44 34 56,4
4. Portland 77 27 50 35,1
5. Oklahoma City 77 22 55 28,6

Pacific Division:

1. z-Phoenix 77 62 15 80,5
2. x-Golden State 78 49 29 62,8
3. LA Clippers 78 38 40 48,7
4. LA Lakers 77 31 46 40,3
5. Sacramento 78 29 49 37,2

Note: Teams marked “x” have some progress to the playoffs, “y” means some first place in the division, “z” wins in the conference.


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