Caris LeVert is first Nets player to score 25-plus points in consecutive playoff games since 2007
The 24-year-old wing notched his second straight game scoring over 25 points, despite the Nets’ 112-108 blunder. He becomes the franchise’s first player to reach that feat since the New Jersey days with Vince Carter in 2007.
From Nets PR:
Caris LeVert has scored 25 points today after tallying 26 points in Game 3.
LeVert is the first Net to score 25+ points in consecutive postseason games since Vince Carter in 2007 (three straight).
— NetsDaily (@NetsDaily) April 20, 2019
Caris LeVert went on a scoring gush in the third quarter that nearly put the Sixers on a downswing. He was averaging 20.7 points off the bench for the Nets in the first three postseason games.
Brooklyn will head back to Philly for Game 5 on Tuesday down 3-1, and on the cusp of elimination.
After a stunning start to this series in Game 1 a week ago, the Sixers are suddenly pulling away with it — as many predicted. When one of the team’s key stars, Jimmy Butler, was ejected for shoving Jared Dudley, the Nets’ chance to win the game ostensibly increased. But Joel Embiid, who missed Game 3 and was originally listed as doubtful to play on Saturday, made sure to pick up Butler’s slack, finishing with 31 points, 16 rebounds, seven assists, two steals, and six blocks on 12-of-22 shooting.
Jarrett Allen, Embiid’s counterpart in the middle, played his best game of the postseason so far, scoring 21 points and grabbing eight rebounds. Spencer Dinwiddie was electric off the bench, too, with 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting. But the Nets shot just 40 percent overall, and connected on only 12-of-38 from beyond the arc, with Joe Harris, the league’s leader in three-point percentage during the regular season, missing all six of his attempts.
Needless to say, Brooklyn will need to pull out all the stops when they head back to Wells Fargo Center in order to keep their season alive.