Philadelphia defeated Brooklyn after a close game.
The Philadelphia 76ers won 102-97 against the Brooklyn 메이저놀이터 Nets in Game 3 of the first round of the 2022-2023 NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on the 21st (Korean time).
Tyrese Maxie (25 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists) dominated the match and led the victory, while James Harden (21 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists) and Joel Embiid (14 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists) also showed off their presence. Philadelphia, which won three games in a row, has only one win left to advance to the second round.
Philadelphia, which led 32-28 in the first quarter, continued its atmosphere in the second quarter. Harden put in a banked shot, and Jaden McDaniels laid up a layup. Brooklyn counterattacked with Cam Thomas at the fore, but Harden fired a 3-point shot following a mid-range shot. DeAndre Melton and Maxie also fired support from the perimeter. With scores from Embiid and Tobias Harris, Philadelphia reached halftime with a score of 58-47.
However, a crisis came in the second half. Dedicated 7 points in a row to Mikal Bridges. Philadelphia took a breather with Harden’s three-point shot, but allowed Cameron Johnson and Nick Claxton to concede and reverse (63-66). He then gave Johnson a series of long-range shots. Spencer Dinwiddie and Royce O’Neill even hit 3-point shots, ending the third quarter with the atmosphere completely deprived of 76-82.
Even so, Philadelphia’s will to win was strong. Melton’s dunk shot and Niang’s perimeter shot kicked off the chase. They conceded points to Claxton and Dorian Finney-Smith, but this time Harris and Maxie scored.
The rest of the time was a stage for Maxi. Maxie put pressure on Brooklyn with a 3-point shot following a mid-range shot. After that, he succeeded in breaking through and another successful outer gun, bringing the lead to Philadelphia with 44.7 seconds left (99-96). Philadelphia, who seized the victory with Maxi at the forefront, kept the victory by blocking Brooklyn’s last wave of offensive.
Meanwhile, Brooklyn’s Bridges (26 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists) and Dinwiddy (20 points, 3 rebounds, 7 assists) stood out, but their concentration dropped sharply in the 4th quarter and suffered a turnaround. With the defeat on this day, I was driven to the edge of the cliff, and I had to play the 4th game with more pressure.