Kyrie Irving scores 26 in Nets’ 121-104 win over the Lakers

The Brooklyn Nets hosted the Los Angeles Lakers at Barclays Center on Monday and won 121-104. The regular-season series is over tied at 1-1.

For the Nets, Kyrie Irving had 26 points and six assists while Patty Mills had 21 points and three assists off the bench. Cam Thomas had 21 points off the pine and Royce O’Neale had 14 points.

For the Lakers, Thomas Bryant had 18 points and nine rebounds while Russell Westbrook had 17 points, eight rebounds, and 10 assists off the bench. Rui Hachimura had 16 points and Lonnie Walker IV had 13 points off the bench.

In the first half, Brooklyn was a force of nature as they led by as many as 19 points while holding the Lakers to 36% shooting from the field. However, in what seemed like a tale of things to come, the Nets had a sluggish end to the first half.

In the third quarter, it was as if the player switched jerseys as the Lakers were the team that couldn’t miss while the Nets couldn’t buy a basket. It looks like Nets head coach Jacque Vaughn lit a fire in his team to start the fourth quarter as they won the period 36-22 thanks to timely scoring from Patty Mills and Cam Thomas.

Here are your Nets player grades:

Kyrie Irving: B-

Irving did not have his best offensive game in this one. Despite being hounded all night by Patrick Beverley and Dennis Schroder, Irving was able to get to the free-throw line to provide some scoring for the Nets. Irving did a good job of rebounding in a game that became close because the Lakers made it an ugly game. He did a good job setting up his teammates for open shots and he played solid defense given the circumstances.

Seth Curry: D

Curry had a miserable game shooting from the field. He tried his hardest to get something going offensively, but despite getting some good looks, was unable to find a rhythm at any point in this game. Other than doing a decent job of helping out on the glass, Curry did not do much else in this game.

Joe Harris: F

Harris did not have much impact in this game. He wasn’t able to get anything going from the field as he missed most of his threes. With that being said, Harris did some of the little things like rebounding…

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Publish date : 2023-01-31 03:24:44

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