After the game, Nets star point guard Kyrie Irving essentially hypothesized a potential future Finals matchup. While the two top NBA squads aren’t scheduled to meet again before the 2021 All Star break, Irving knows this budding rivalry is just getting started.
“We’ll see them down the line,” Irving said, via Brooklyn Nets insider Alex Schiffer.
Kyrie Irving: “We’ll see them down the line.” Said he and the whole Nets wanted a fully healthy Lakers team to face.
— Alex Schiffer (@Alex__Schiffer) February 19, 2021
Early this morning, the Lakers announced an official injury timeline for their superstar forward. After suffering a suffering a calf strain in his right leg on Sunday, Davis is slated to miss at least four weeks.
After suffering a mild left hamstring strain, Durant has miss the Nets’ last three games. While no official timeline for his return has been released, Brooklyn hopes their leading scorer can return sometime very soon.
Fortunately for the Nets, the stacked offensive roster has plenty of options to pick up the slack in Durant’s absence. Surprisingly though, Kyrie wasn’t exactly one of those options last night. Through 34 minutes, the usually-prolific scorer dropped an uncharacteristically-low 16 points and five turnovers.
James Harden was able to pick up the slack with 23 points and 11 assists. Three-point ace Joe Harris also notched an outstanding performance — dropping his second straight 20+ point game on a lights-out 85.7% behind the arc.
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