Here are the scores, updates, and results of the NBA 2021-2022 Regular Season between the Golden State Warriors (GSW) vs the Brooklyn Nets (BKN) on January 30, 2022 (All times are in Philippine Standard Time) at the Chase Center.
The Golden State Warriors survives against the Nets’ late rally and ends the game with the win.
In the first half, the home team were owning the game resulted in them having a commanding 19-point lead at one point. However, the Nets then comes back in the second half and even took the lead from the Warriors. After that, the contest went up and down as both teams fight for the advantage.
With 2:20 left to play, Golden State’s Thompson pulls up a perimeter shot and gave the team a three-point lead. After a couple of plays by both teams, the Nets find themselves down by five points at 97-102. Irving got triple-teamed in the baseline but finds Johnson for an easy deuce, narrowing up the lead to just three points. After a couple of possessions by both teams, the matchup now has a score of 103-104.
With 15 seconds remaining, Thompson spots up from outside of the three-point arc and buries a big three-point shot and brought his team a four-point winning margin against the Nets.
“It felt amazing, it really did. I missed that feeling,” Thompson shared his thoughts on his big three-pointer. “It felt absolutely amazing.”
However, on the other end, Irving sinks down a heavily-contested three-pointer while leaning to the right and cut the lead to just a point at 106-107. Thompson then calmly sank three of his four free throws after a couple of plays on the other end to secure the win.
Thompson concluded the game with 16 points but was a bit off with his shooting from three-point land as he only converted two of his eight looks. Andrew Wiggins finished with a stellar performance, recording 24 points while shooting 10-18 from the field.
“It’s important for Klay to feel those big moments. It’s been 2 ½ years,” Steve Kerr, the head coach of the Warriors said.
Just like Thompson, the other half of the “Splash Brothers”, Stephen Curry, was also struggling with his shots. The two-time MVP scored 19 points and went 3-10 from three.
Porter Jr. added 16 points for the team while Poole provided scoring from the bench with 17 points.
With the absence of Harden and Durant, Irving stood up for the Nets and tallied 32 points and came up strong in crucial moments of the matchup. Not only that, but the skilled guard also went 11-12 from the charity stripe, had seven rebounds and seven feeds. Patty Mills also had a decent game. The Australian guard continues to be a threat from the three-point area as he sank six three-pointers. Overall, he scored 24 points on 8-21 shooting.
Warriors vs Nets
20-31; 27-23; 29-24; 30-32
Warriors (110) – Wiggins 24, Curry 19, Poole 17, Porter Jr. 16, Thompson 16
Nets (106) – Irving 32, Mills 24, Johnson 14, Claxton 9, Aldridge 9