The Nets won the Milwaukee Bucks at the Eastern Conference with 119: 116 (40:34, 33:31, 21:23, 25:28).
For the Brooklyn club, this was the second success in a row, while the Bucks tasted victory for the last time in their first match against the Boston Celtics.
Kurucs started the match in the starting line-up of the team and spent 28 minutes and 34 seconds on the field, during which he scored ten points, won four rebounds, played twice, blocking the opponent’s throw at the same time.
The Latvian sent two of the eight three-point shots and two of the three two-point shots in the basket. He also had two mistakes, three personal notes, but “Nets” lost one point with Kurucs on the square than threw.
In the Brooklyn team, Timothy Luvavu-Cabaro scored 26 points, but another 19 points, five rebounds and four assists were added by Gerets Templas.
In the Bucks, Jannim Adetokunbo had less than 16 minutes to become his club’s top scorer. The Greek scored 16 points, won six rebounds and scored four times. Donte Devinčenzo and Ersans Ilyasova scored 11 points, who also scored ten rebounds.
The Latvian basketball player played the role of a center player in this game and presented himself quite impressively. After almost three minutes of play, Kuruc took a long shot, but by the time of the change, which took less than three minutes until the end of the quarter, he had already thrown two of the four “threes” and made a total of three of the five shots.
“Nets” broadcast 13 long shots in the opponent’s basket in the first half. Earlier this season, the team had never sold so many “thirds” in one half.
The Brooklyn team could not be helped by Jeret Allen, Joe Harris and Kerry Leverts in this duel. Allen was given a rest on Tuesday while Harris injured his legs and back muscles, but Leverts injured his left leg.
Jamal Crowford, who is already in the 20th season of the NBA, was also at the game. The basketball player spent less than six minutes on the field, during which he scored five points and scored three times. At the beginning of the second quarter, the veteran was injured in a leg-thigh muscle and was replaced without later coming out on the field.
On Tuesday, he became the oldest senior basketball player to play for the Nets. He is also only the eighth basketball player to have spent 20 seasons in the NBA.
Nets will play the next game on Wednesday when they meet with the Boston Celtics.
The Bucks are the leader of the Eastern Conference with 54 successes in 67 matches and have already secured a place in the playoffs, while the Nets are seventh with 32 successes.
NBA teams will play eight matches before the playoffs to determine the final place distribution before the playoffs begin.
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.
The NBA season will continue with 22 teams from July 30 at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando.