The Nets were hoping to reclaim their two missing stars on Sunday. They reach halfway through, with Kevin Durant suing Oklahoma City but Keri Irving sits facing thunder.
Durant has missed the previous three games due to NBA health and safety protocols after coming into contact with someone with COVID-19. But he repeatedly tested positive for Coronavirus, was released from quarantine and was available against his former club.
Brooklyn wasn’t very lucky with Irving.
Irving has now played three consecutive matches for what the team called “personal reasons”. At a rate of 27.1 points, his continued absence represents a heavy loss to the net. When asked if the team was satisfied with Irving’s explanation of his absence, we had the opportunity to say yes but only to reply that they are keeping it a secret.
Sources told the newspaper that the all-star goalkeeper was absent Related to the riots on Wednesday at the Capitol By supporters of President Trump.
During Durant’s three-game absence, the Nets punched jazz with 36 points, skipping the Eastern Conference 76, and toppling a heartbreaking heart the following night in Memphis at the end of a tough match.
“We went 2-1. I would say that’s what we accomplished in the three matches, and we played basketball very well,” said Caris Leverett.
“It will be important for all of us to keep that momentum going when these two are back, because clearly they are a big part of our team and we need them to play well in order to do what we want to do. So, I think it was really good for us to have our confidence,” And getting our looks and things like that, because we’re going to need that going forward for sure. ”
In Durant’s absence of three matches, Leverett scored an average of 29.7 points and seven assists, shooting 50 per cent and 47.4 per cent deep. With Irving’s exit on Sunday, Nash had another chance to keep Levert in the starting line-up.
“Everyone has been fighting their own problems over the course of this season, and 2 out of 3 in this league are very strong,” said Joe Harris. “To be the best team where we want to go, we need to be a little better and have a slightly better win rate. But for now, in terms of small wins, it’s a good step in the right direction.
“We were playing – at least those last two games – much more competitively, I guess, just bringing us good energy … I think we’re going to carry that momentum, and it obviously helps a lot when we get Ky and Kevin back.”