Barrett expressed his determination.
The New York Knicks won 112-103 against the Miami Heat in Game 5 of the 2nd round of the 2022-2023 NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference held at Madison Square Garden on the 11th (hereinafter Korean time). With the victory on this day, New York made the series 2-3.
The main contributor to the victory was Jaylen Brunson (185cm, G) who scored 38 points. And RJ Barrett (198cm, GF) also helped the team win by scoring 26 points. In particular, Barrett is proving that he is the future of the team by performing very well in his last two games in a row.
Barrett’s start was not good. He came out 토스카지노 as a starter, but missed all three attempted shots and went scoreless in the first quarter. However, from the second quarter, Barrett was different. Barrett, who had enough rest time, led the chase with Brunson in the second quarter. He was Barrett, who alone drove in 10 points. In addition, New York, where Julius Randle (206cm, F) played an active role, turned the game around with Randle’s goal 1.3 seconds before the end of the quarter.
It was the third quarter when New York set the mood. Barrett showed off his hot fingertips in the 3rd quarter following the 2nd quarter. He drove 12 points all over the perimeter. In addition, Rando scored 12 points and Brunson also scored 10 points. As a result, New York once widened the gap to 19 points. Afterwards, New York allowed a chase, but the score difference that had already occurred was large and the game was won with the remaining time remaining.
Barrett, who won a valuable match, said in an interview with the ‘New York Poster’, “I had to win today. And it will be the same in the future. Our team will do our best to win. We have to win all the remaining matches by any means.”
In fact, Barrett is showing a different appearance than usual in the second round. He averaged 17.4 points and 4.2 rebounds in the first round of the playoffs, but is averaging 22.8 points in the second round. He scored over 20 points in all but the third game of the second round. He not only excels in attack, but also plays his part well in defence. Thanks to Barrett’s performance, New York succeeded in reviving the knights.
It is noteworthy whether Barrett will be able to save the team from crisis by making a big success in the 6th game.