The Brooklyn Nets took home a 95: 111 bankruptcy against the Charlotte Hornets. Thanks to a strong fourth quarter, the Hornets now stand at 3-0 at the start of the season – the first time in their franchise history. Kevin Durant got too little help, overshadowed the game of protests against the suspension of Kyrie Irving.
Brooklyn Nets (1-2) – Charlotte Hornets (3-0) 95: 111 (Boxscore)
Shortly before the tip-off of the game, a group of demonstrators had gathered in front of the Barclays Center, who protested against a vaccination obligation and thus wanted to support Kyrie Irving. Stand with Kyrie , was written on posters, the Point Guard refuses to vaccinate against the Coronavirus and therefore can not lead for the Nets. Due to a Regulation in New York, only vaccinated persons are allowed to participate in indoor events.
According to ESPN , about 100 people participated in the protest. Some demonstrators even tried to break barriers to get into the arena. The Security could intervene in time. In the meantime, the doors of the Barclays Center had to be closed before the situation brought under control and the fans could be released into the hall with tickets.
However, the Nets fans had relatively little to celebrate. The open lake the households never came right in ride, especially on the shoot was no rating in Big Apple this afternoon (9/35 threesome, 25.7 percent). Our open lake was not very good in the second half, Kevin s Durant correctly accounted for, after the side change Brooklyn brought only 37 meters on the scoreboard. That was not enough for a strong Hornets team.
Miles Bridges confirmed his good season start with 32 points and 9 rebounds and brought out a 360-dunk out, Lamelo Ball put up 18 meters, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. But in the fourth quarter he did not stand on the parquet, since Ish Smith liked the preference. The veteran headed the book into the hand and led Charlotte with 11 of his 15 meters in the final portion to victory.
Nets: Too little help for Durant – Weak second half
At the end, the Nets did not help a well-laid Kevin Durant. The 33-year-old advanced with 38 points (17/24 FG) to the top scorer of the game, otherwise only James harden cracked the double figures. The Beard needed for his 15 meter but 16 litters (6 hits, 2/8 threesome). Too often Durant was alone in the hallway.
That started in the first quarter. Brooklyn had to fight with starting difficulties before kd took over. At the stand of 2: 9 from Nets view, Durant collected 10 points within a few minutes and created good throws for colleagues. Thus, Brooklyn turned the 7-point residue into a 7-point guidance.
Towards the end of the second portion, Brooklyn seemed to settle with a 10: 0 run, but a crucial lead did not jump out (58:50 at half-time break). In the third quarter, the throw quotas of Nets in the basement and Charlotte was quickly returned in the middle of the past before the guests took over the control of the guests in the last round.
After two offensive fouls of harden in a row and several Smith jumpers, Charlotte now settled. Although Durant tried to defend, Smith always found a suitable answer. A threesome of Cody Martin (12) put the icing on a 10: 2 run of the Hornets for the 14-point guide just under three minutes before the end. A little later, Coach Steve Nash took his stars from the parquet.
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Charlotte is thus in three victories from the first three games of the new season. This has never succeeded in the hornets in their own franchise history. During the night on Tuesday, the next game is directly, then it s about the own audience against the Boston Celtics.