Round 2 of the playoffs Saturday. James Harden barely lasting a minute as he walked off into the dressing room clutching his back of the thigh. The golden triad of James ,Durant and Irving have played together in only 8 games all season. The other two thirds of the trio carried the day for the Nets contributing 54 points to lead Brooklyn to victory.
Brooklyn unplayable on transition in the second half. But it was Bucks who were the dangerous transition team in the first. Watch 34-33 Bucks. Hunger, desire from Gianni’s for the ball with Milwaukee’s number 34 stealing it from Irving. Giannis had 34 points and 11 rebounds, the Greek having another influential game. Led by Lopez the Bucks dominated the paint in that first half. Watch 10-9 and the big time dunk at the end.
Durant is so difficult to play against,his ball protection is second to none. Watch when score is at 51-48 Brooklyn starting to get a grip on the match. Tucker couldn’t stand against Durant’s physicality literary. Update on Harden injury. James aggravating the hamstring which bothered him throughout the regular season and will likely miss game 2 and maybe game 3.