Mikal Bridges' Unusual Performance in the NBA Season Finale

The NBA season came to a close last night, leaving many fans in disbelief over the brief stint of Brooklyn star Mikal Bridges on the court.

by Faruk Imamovic
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Mikal Bridges' Unusual Performance in the NBA Season Finale

The NBA season came to a close last night, leaving many fans in disbelief over the brief stint of Brooklyn star Mikal Bridges on the court. The 76ers emerged victorious with a 134-105 win over the Nets before they face off again in the playoffs.

A Competitive Nature on Display

Philadelphia guard Shake Milton made 20 points, putting in a solid performance to keep Brooklyn's Thomas to 46 points. Speaking about the match, Milton stated, "I just tried to take the challenge.

Didn't want him to get 50. Tried to get everybody to be on the same page to not let him get 50. But that's just part of the competitive nature, that's all."

Record Breaking Performance

Bridges played in 83 games this season, setting a new record for the number of consecutive games played in a single season.

This is no small accomplishment, as all NBA clubs play 82 games in the league part of the season. Bridges' 83 games put him in the ranks of the 42 players in NBA history to have played 83 or more games in a single season. This feat can be attributed to Bridges' acquisition by the Brooklyn Nets from the Phoenix Suns as part of a trade for Kevin Durant.

Bridges had already played 56 games for the Suns, and by the end of the season, he added another 27 to his tally while playing for the Nets.

Incredible Streak Continues

In addition to his impressive performance this season, Bridges continued an incredible streak of playing in every game since the beginning of his career.

Last night's game marked his 392nd consecutive game, a feat last achieved by Josh Smith in 2014/15 when he was traded from Detroit to Houston. Bridges' presence on the court has not gone unnoticed, as he averages 20.1 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game this season.

Mikal Bridges' 83 games in a single season and 392 consecutive games played are impressive feats that have earned him recognition and respect in the NBA community. As the playoffs approach, fans and players alike will be eagerly watching Bridges' performance to see if he can add another chapter to his already impressive record.

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