Kyrie Irving has been absent for a long time. He was only able to return to the field when the Brooklyn Nets face the Atlanta Hawks at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, United States, Sunday, January 12, 2020 local time. The Nets welcomed it with victory. They defeated the Hawks 108-86.
Irving came out as the top scorer. He scored 21 points with a shot percentage of 90.9 percent. Irving managed to enter 10 of the 11 shots. Very efficient.
Behind Irving, there are five supportive players. Taurean Prince scored 14 points and 5 rebounds. DeAndre Jordan 13 points and 8 rebounds. Caris LeVert 13 points too. Joe Harris 11 points and 7 rebounds. Jarrett Allen doubles 10 points and 12 rebounds.
Meanwhile, the Hawks cannot be strengthened by Trae Young. Their flagship guard suffered an injury so he was forced to pull over today. However, the Hawks still have other young players who are able to score double digit points.
Cam Reddish, ruki, collected 20 points and 5 steals. He appeared for 29 minutes 14 seconds. Tripoints came in 4 out of 8.
De’Andre Bembry then tried to help. He scored 12 points from the bench. Alex Len added 10 points from the same place. Unfortunately, that addition is not useful.
With Irving’s return, the Nets looked superior. At least on paper. Once entered the field, it was truly superior.
The Nets even took the lead from the start. They left the Hawks 37-16. Then, widen the distance with the position 70-46.
The Nets continue to keep their distance. They led 92-66 in the third quarter. Difference reaches 26 points. That was the biggest difference in the Nets in the first three quarters since appearing at the Barclays Center.
Unfortunately, the game of the Nets slackens. They were no longer as productive as before in the final quarter. At that time, the Nets only scored 16 points. However, enough to win the match. Nets are ahead 108-86.
In the next match, Irving et al. will face Utah Jazz. The two met the day after tomorrow at the Barclays Center. While the Hawks must deal with the Phoenix Suns. The match will also take place the day after tomorrow.