A distraught Barrett… New York beats Cleveland to advance to round 2
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RJ Barrett (22, Canada) led the New York Knicks (hereinafter referred to as New York) to advance to the second round of the playoffs with a different appearance throughout the series.
New York won Game 5 of the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs in the 2022-23 season of the American Professional Basketball (NBA) held at the Rocky Mortgage Field House in Cleveland, Ohio, USA on the morning of the 27th (Korean time).
In New York, which advanced to the second round of the playoffs, Jalen Brunson scored 23 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists, Barrett scored 21 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists, and Emmanuel Quickley scored 19 points. Julius Randle recorded 13 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists.
In Cleveland, who finished this season, Donovan Mitchell contributed 28 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists, Caris LeVert scored 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists, and Darius Garland contributed 21 points and 4 assists.
New York attacked Cleveland’s weak defense from the middle of the first quarter. Brunson scored 7 points, including one 3-pointer, and Rando also stood at the free throw line several times. Accordingly, New York ran a 15-5 score run and finished the first quarter with a 33-26, 7-point lead.
Barrett, who has grown to a higher level in this playoff, led the bench lineup with Emmanuel Quikley and touched the baton with Brunson. As wing resources Isaac Okoro and Lebert exerted themselves, backcourt resources Mitchell and Garland continued their pursuit. Therefore, New York ended the first half with only a 61-51, 10-point lead despite a landslide victory in the bench match.
New York, which lost Randall, who performed well that day, sent Obi Tobin onto the court as a replacement. Taupin lived up to expectations for the team with seven points in a row, and Barrett and Hart also had momentum. Then, Topin completely filled Randall’s vacancy with a three-point shot and a quick dunk. However, at the end of the quarter, Mitchell succeeded in attacking three possessions in a row, and the score difference could not be widened significantly. New York entered the fourth quarter with an 87-75, 12-point lead.
Garland also caught fire with 7 points in a row, including one 3-pointer, from the beginning of the quarter, but Barrett and Quikley attacked the defense ahead of Cleveland and won free throws. With three minutes left in the game, Cleveland produced points in pursuit with Mitchell and Garland’s fierce pursuit. Even though Garland left the court on the 6th foul, Mitchell did not give up the game with a 3-point shot.
However, Cleveland conceded free-throw scoring while failing to control Quickley’s and Brunson’s breakthroughs at all. New York then beat Cleveland by 106-95, 11 points. 크크크벳
RJ Barrett (22, Canada) led the New York Knicks (hereinafter referred to as New York) to advance to the second round of the playoffs with a different appearance throughout the series. New York won Game 5 of the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs in the 2022-23 season of the American Professional Basketball (NBA)…