3 stores in front of Watanabe Station… NBA Brooklyn beats Toronto by 3 points
Correspondent Lee Eui-jin = The Brooklyn Nets, who scored 17 points, including Japanese player Yuta Watanabe, who plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA), succeeded in turning 3 points in the match, defeated the Toronto Raptors by 3 points after a close match.
Brooklyn won 119-116 in an away game against Toronto in the 2022-2023 NBA regular season held at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on the 17th (Korean time).
Brooklyn (18-12), who won 5 consecutive wins, rose to 4th place in the Eastern Conference overcoming the sluggishness at the beginning of the season.
On the other hand, Toronto (13-16) suffered four consecutive losses and dropped to 10th in the East.
Kevin Durant, the signature ‘scoring machine’, threw 15 shots and scored 28 points, boasting a high-sensitivity shooting feel that put 10 of them.
Kyrie Irving, who made a one-two punch, also played a big role with 32 points and 5 assists.
Watanabe, who sortied off the bench and played for about 20 minutes, also threw 7 shots and managed 6 of them, accumulating 17 points.
In particular, 15 seconds before the end of the game, he received a pass from Irving and scored 3 points to turn the score 116-114, taking the lead in victory.
As Watanabe laid the groundwork for the reverse electrode, Irving stepped in at the last moment.
Toronto’s Scotty Barnes made both free throws to tie the game, but Irving, who received a pass from Ben Simmons, scored a dramatic 3-point 0.8 seconds before the end to close the game.
In Toronto, Fred VanVleet exploded with 39 points, but couldn’t prevent the team from losing 토토사이트. Barnes also struggled with 26 points.
In the Western Conference, the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Denver Nuggets 126-108 at home.
The Lakers, who became 12-16, were ranked 12th in the West, and Denver, who became 17-11, fell to 3rd in the West.
LeBron James led the way with 30 points and 9 rebounds.
Russell Westbrook, who came off the bench, also contributed to his performance by recording a triple-double (15 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds) in about 30 minutes.
In addition, five more players, including Austin Reeves (16 points) and Patrick Beverly (15 points), scored double digits and played an even role.
In Denver, Nikola Jokic, the MVP of the regular season last season, recorded 25 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists, but could not prevent the team from losing.