The Nets got off to a slow start as they trailed by as many as 16 points to the Houston Rockets in the first half. The Nets came into Wednesday looking to win their third straight game when they faced the Rockets at Barclays Center. Brooklyn had to climb back into the game and ended up winning in a big way.
The Nets would go on to lead by as many as 15 points in the fourth quarter as they escaped with a 120-108 victory. However, the victory cost them the health of James Harden who had to leave the game in the second half with a hamstring injury.
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Steve Nash Gives Key Update on James Harden
Nets head coach Steve Nash gave a key update on Harden’s injury following Brooklyn’s victory over the Rockets.
“We’re gonna monitor it. I don’t have a lot to tell you,” Nash said of Harden’s hamstring per Kristian Winfield of the New York Daily News.
“We feel confident it’s not a long-term thing.”
Just when it seemed like the Nets would finally get a chance to put their three stars on the floor at the same time again before the end of the season another one goes down.
Steve Nash on James Harden’s hamstring: “We’re gonna monitor it. I don’t have a lot to tell you. We feel confident it’s not a long-term thing.”
— Kristian Winfield (@Krisplashed) April 1, 2021
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Nets Now Atop of the East
Kyrie Irving led the Nets to victory with a big performance against Houston. The star point guard had a stat line of 36 points, 12 assists, and 6 rebounds.
The Nets took over sole possession of the number one seed in the Eastern Conference with Wednesday’s win over Houston. It is the first time that the Nets have held the conference’s top seed since 2003.
Kyrie spoke on what it meant for the team to achieve such a feat in his second season with the Nets.
“I think it says a lot of different things. You know I don’t know if I can necessarily pinpoint everything in terms of what we’ve been through, but I think …read more