Nets 113, Knicks 109: Kyrie Irving's 3-Pointer Lifts Brooklyn to Victory

Guard scores 26 points as Nets hold off New York comeback

After scoring 50 points in Brooklyn’s season-opener on Wednesday night, Kyrie Irving figured the job wasn’t done. Even though he connected on three go-ahead possessions in the final minutes of regulation against Minnesota, his potential game-winner in overtime was off the mark, and the Nets lost by a point.

Back at Barclays Center on Friday night, Irving delivered the one piece missing from that spectacular Brooklyn debut. His 3-pointer with 21.9 seconds remaining put the Nets back in the lead after an 11-point fourth-quarter advantage had been wiped out, lifting Brooklyn to a 113-109 win over the New York Knicks.

The Nets were up 104-94 before a 10-0 Knicks run was capped by Wayne Ellington’s second 3-pointer in two minutes, tying the game. Irving’s drive put Brooklyn up by two, but another Ellington three gave the Knicks their first lead since the game’s opening basket. RJ Barrett’s drive made it 109-106 for New York.

Irving’s pull-up jumper at the top of the key brought the Nets within a point, and his step-back three with 21.9 seconds to go lifted Brooklyn back into the lead, 111-109. Two Spencer Dinwiddie free throws sealed the final margin.

Irving finished with a game-high 26 points, plus five assists. Dinwiddie had 20 points and another five assists. Joe Harris had 13 points, Caris LeVert had 12 and Taurean Prince scored 11. Jarrett Allen and DeAndre Jordan grabbed 11 rebounds.

The Nets shot 47.4 percent overall and 43.2 percent from 3-point range.

The Nets put up 64 first-half points while shooting 50 percent from the field in taking a 13-point lead. A 12-0 run bridged the first and second quarters, with a LeVert 3-pointer putting the Nets up 37-23 in the opening minute of the quarter.

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After the Knicks closed within seven, Rodions Kurucs knocked down a pair of 3-pointers within a minute, and a Harris 3-pointer gave the Nets their biggest lead of the half at 51-35 with 5:10 to go in the quarter. The Nets made 7-of-15 3-point attempts in the second quarter.

With Brooklyn leading 59-51, Irving knocked down a 3-pointer after Garrett Temple saved a loose ball from going out of bounds, and Irving’s pull-up jumper on the left side made it 64-51 at the half. Brooklyn shot 42.9 percent (9-for-21) from 3-point range in the first half and held the Knicks to 38.6 percent shooting overall.

Two threes from Prince in the opening minute of the third quarter quickly pushed the lead to 19 points. That was just the start of a sharpshooting quarter in which the Nets made 6-of-9 3-pointers. A David Nwaba three had the Nets up 90-73 before New York closed to within 94-83 going into the fourth quarter.

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    TuesdayTue Nov 12 Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, UT
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