Traveling to Orlando with Brooklyn, Kyrie Irving broke his career high and the franchise record, scoring 60 points for a 108-150 victory. For their part, Phoenix, Memphis and Miami have chained a new success.
But what is happening in the NBA this week? The day after Karl-Anthony Towns scored 60 points with Minnesota, it was Kyrie Irving who scored the same total in Brooklyn’s 108-150 victory in Orlando. The soon-to-be 30-year-old leader thus broke his career record, which dated from March 2015 and the 57 points scored with Cleveland against San Antonio, but also the franchise record, which dated from March 2012 and the 57 points scored by Deron. Williams versus Charlotte. Kyrie Irving, who made 20 of 31 shots including 8 of 12 3-pointers, and 12 of 13 free throws, also became the first player since Kobe Bryant in 2003 to score 41 points in the first half (86- 56, mt). “There are a few shots that I probably shouldn’t have taken. Difficult shots, with two or three players on me. But as long as I can do it with a smile and my teammates aren’t too mad at me, it was worth it, ”Irving reacted at the end of this one-sided match where Brooklyn led from start to finish. , with a lead that climbed to +44 (19pts, 7pds, 5rbds for Durant). But the Nets will be without Irving for their next game, Wednesday at home against Dallas.
The leaders ensure
If Brooklyn has signed a fourth straight victory and finds itself eighth in the East, it is still Miami who are leaders, after their 105-98 victory against Detroit, even if Jimmy Butler only played one half. , due to a right ankle injury. Detroit, despite the absence of Cade Cunningham, who was ill, resisted well and was still leading by a few points before the end of the match, but the Heat, led by a 29-point Tyler Herro, managed the money-time better. In the West, Phoenix, the only team already guaranteed to play in the play-offs this season, won a 55th victory, on the floor of New Orleans: 115-131. The Suns only led by one point in the middle of the third quarter, but managed a great end to the game, in the wake of a Devin Booker with 27 points and 8 assists (22pts for Herbert Jones on the Pelicans side). Memphis is still in second place after its fourth straight win at Indiana: 102-135. Deprived of Ja Morant, touched in the back, the Grizzlies nevertheless took place during this match, counting up to 43 points in advance, with seven players at more than 10 points, including Desmond Bane at 21.
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Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Indiana Pacers- Memphis Grizzlies : 102-135
>>> Stats of Killian Tillie (MEM): 6 minutes of play, 0 points (0/1 including 0/1 at 3pts, 0 free throws attempted), 1 assist, 1 foul
>>> Yves Pons (MEM) did not play
Miami Heat – Detroit Pistons: 105-98
>>> Stats of Killian Hayes (DET): 30 minutes of play, 9 points (4/10 including 1/4 at 3pts, 0 free throws attempted), 4 rebounds, 8 assists, 1 interception, 3 lost balls, 6 faults
Orlando Magic- Brooklyn Nets : 108-150
New Orleans Pelicans- Phoenix Suns : 115-131