The Nets with 118: 128 (39:36, 20:34, 23:41, 34:17) gave way to the Orlando Magic.
Kurucs spent 16 minutes and 16 seconds in the ranks of “Nets”, during which he scored seven points, won six rebounds and scored twice. The Latvian sent two of the four two-point and one of the three three-point throws in the basket, as well as realized both “penalties”.
He also earned five personal notes, but “Nets” let the Latvian into the square by five points more than he threw.
Kurucs played quite a lot in the center position in the three test games before, but in Friday’s duel he played in the more usual position of the forward striker.
Timothy Luvavu-Kabaro was the most productive in the Brooklyn team with 24 points, who also had four balls under the baskets. Keris Leverts added another 17 points, while Joe Harris and Jeret Allen scored 14 points. Center player Allen also scored five rebounds and scored three times.
In the “Magic” team, 24 points went to Evan Fourier, but Nikola Vucevičs scored two less, who also won seven rebounds and scored five times.
Significantly, in the last quarter of the game, “Magic” failed to score points for almost seven minutes in a row.
The next game of “Nets” will take place on Sunday, when they will meet with the Washington “Wizards”, whose ranks in Orlando are only Angie Passecnik. The other player of this team from Latvia Dāvis Bertāns decided not to participate in the rest of the season in order to protect himself from injuries before the biggest contract of his career.
On Friday, the games are also scheduled for Kristaps Porziņģis’ Dallas “Maverciks”, who will meet with the Houston “Rockets”, while the “Wizards” are expected to fight with the Phoenix “Dog”.
The Brooklyn team has won 30 games in 65 games this season and ranks eighth in the Eastern Conference.
The Nets, as well as other NBA teams, will play eight matches before the playoffs to determine the distribution of the final seats before the start of the playoffs.
In the event that a team that ranks eighth in a Western or Eastern conference and overtakes the ninth place holder by less than four successes, it will have to compete with the opponent below the place. Both of these clubs will lead the mini series to two victories. The winning teams will take last place in the playoffs.
It has already been reported that no positive cases were found in the 344 Covid-19 tests performed in the nine days prior to the resumption of the NBA season.
The NBA season with 22 team participation from July 30 will continue at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando.
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