Brooklyn Nets snapped his two-game losing streak by going strong on his visit to the Fiserv Forum in Wisconsin, where on Saturday he scored a valuable 126-123 victory over milwaukee bucksthe current champion of the NBA.
The Australian-born American point guard excelled with 38 points (14 of 26 shooting from the field), provided 5 assists, pulled down the same number of rebounds and had 2 steals in just over 39 minutes on the court.
Irving had the backing of Seth Curryauthor of 19 points, Andrew Drummond (17 plus 12 rebounds) and Bruce Brown with 15. Although the start of the game was difficult after going seven points down in the first quarter, the visitor recovered with a slight advantage in the next and marked distance with the resounding 43-34 of the third episode.
On the local side, Giannis Antetokounmpo he stood out from his 29 points and 14 rebounds, bobby portis was the top scorer with 30 (plus 12 recoveries), while Chris Middleton (25) and Junior Holiday (19) also contributed in scoring.
Waiting for their figures, the Nets settle in 8th place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 32 wins and 29 losses, while the Bucks stagnate in 5th position with 36-25.
Atlanta Hawks 127-Toronto Raptors 100
Denver Nuggets 115-Sacramento Kings 110
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