forty-three split seconds Forty Freak Three, The Nets’ Big 3 couldn’t even get past a minute of what was expected to be a series for ages with the Bucks before James Harden walked alone off the field and down the tunnel, disappearing into the night.
Who knows how long Harden will be gone and how long the Nets will survive without him? His coach Steve Nash said after the Nets’ 115-107 victory in Game One that he had no MRI results on Harden’s injured right hamstring. That cost him 18 straight games at the end of the regular season. Anyone who has had a hamstring injury at any level in the sport understands how easy it is to injure the hamstring and how difficult it is to fully recover.
But after competing in the semifinals of the Eastern Conference for the first time What is very clear is Harden̵7;s injury – collapsed as it should – presented the same opportunity for Kevin Durant, as big as a Barclays center and as wide as KD’s wing.
Durant finished Game 1 with 29 points, 10 rebounds, Kyrie Irving finished with 25 points and 8 assists, along with a beautiful song. Passed Durant at the break which led to a dunk and led 107-93 with a play of 6:24, almost hitting the roof of the place.
Keep in mind that summer 2019 should be Durant and Irving the only ones leading the Nets to the Championship after Durant returned from a serious Achilles injury. then And he might not be part of the plan right now.
Before the Nets fans were even seated, Harden dribbled crossover with Jrue Holiday, drove to the basket as Brook Lopez assisted, grimacing as he jumped and fired the ball from a high angle for Joe Harris. Harden grabbed his right leg as he walked off the pitch. and kicked his leg as if to flick something off the front of the Bucks bench. He ignored his assignments in the next drama.
After the Bucks opened the scoring on the other side, the Nets called a timeout with 11:17 AM remaining and Harden finished.
“I’m heartbroken for him,” Nash said.
Durant said: “It’s terrible. I want him outside. I know how much he cares. I know how much he wants to be in this moment… It’s just a bad situation. I hate that it has to happen to him right now.”
Before the Nets put Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks in the 1-0 holes, Durant said something interesting on his podcast following the Celtics’ victory. It “counts the match” with some of the great players he faced in the playoffs, including Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Tim Duncan, and Boston’s young Jayson Tatum also deserved to be included in the group.
Here’s how timers score in every sport — with head-to-head comparisons. Including all the winning titles, Durant, 32, continues to climb the leaderboard. He has two championship rings. and the chance to close the gap with James, who had no chance this summer – after his Lakers were sacked by the Suns – to add to his four.
Irving was a huge Nets fan while growing up in New Jersey. beat James at Cleveland and now wants to hammer the crowd in his hometown, but only if Durant can beat Antetokounmpo. The best of the seven He will be the greatest winner. Because he will become the most important person in the history of the Big 3
It would be interesting to see how he performs with Greek Freak for the rest of the series, though Nash said the Nets will cover the two-time reigning MVP by the committee. It should be a hell of a board. Antetokounmpo, who averaged 39.6 points and 10.6 rebounds against the Nets in three regular-season games, finished with 34 points and 11 rebounds on Saturday.
“It’s great to compete with the best in this round. This part of the season,” Durant said. “It’s always fun to challenge yourself to the best.”
as much as LeBron James is chasing after Michael Jordan who may not be able to catch anyone. Durant is chasing James. which no one would be able to catch as well But this is a big game played by superstars. Durant understands that he will be judged on the number of trophies in his case. He gave himself the chance to beat James in the Golden Finals. State-Cleveland twice And now in Brooklyn He has given himself a chance to cut his 4-2 ring to 4-3.
A fragile hamstring took only 43 seconds to compromise the mission. But on the old scoreboard If the Net Can Kill Antetokounmpo’s Bucks Harden’s Pain Could Be Kevin Durant’s Gain