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Bird complete five indicators and achieved 20 points to help the Golden Bears succeed their sixth straight game and continue their ideal home record with a 75-63 success over UCLA on Thursday night.
“I think we’re just approaching collectively as a team,” Bird said. “We’re rising, we’re learning, we’re receiving used to where guys are on the courtyard. We’re preliminary to hit our stride going into March.”
Jaylen Brown added 16 and Tyrone Wallace scored 14 to help the Golden Bears (20-8, 10-5 Pac-12 win) move within a game of meeting head Oregon with three games left in the usual period and stay in location for a first-round bye in the meeting competition.
Bryce Alford and Tony Parker achieved 15 each and Isaac Hamilton added 12 points for the Bruins (15-13, 6-9 Pac-12 win), who have lost four of six games in February to drop into the bottom half of the Pac-12 win position.12win
The Bruins shot 33 percent in the first half and not at all guide.
There’s many strength to what they do but I still believe the key to what they do is defensively,” UCLA trainer Steve Alford said. “Rudely, yes they’ve got some arms but it’s defensively where I think they succeed games.”
The bear on track the second half on a 9-2 run and took their major guide at that peak when Bird’s indicator made it 42-27. But they could not drag away as UCLA clashed back to cut the arrears to 59-55 on end-to-end baskets by Parker and Jonah Bolden with about six minutes to play.
But that’s as close as UCLA acquired as Cal worked the guide back to nine with 2:30 to go on back-to-back baskets by Ivan Rabb and Bird. Bird then conserved the game with an indicator to get better the Bears to 17-0 at home this period.
California battled out to a 13-1 start at the back a pair of indicator from Brown subsequent a pregame energy talk from ESPN forecaster Bill Walton and strong protection that required UCLA to miss its first five shots and entrust three turnovers before Hamilton made a floater to end the 55lack.
“He gives the best motivational vocalizations I’ve ever perceive sound,” Brown said. “He just got me so forced up for the game I assume I came out and achieved eight in a row. It was all Bill Walton right there.”