Nets star James Harden’s injury status for Game 5, revealed
The Brooklyn Nets went from up 2-0 over the Milwaukee Bucks to a tied series. The Nets will be without Kyrie Irving after he injured his ankle in Game 4, and now they will also remain without James Harden who is still nursing his hamstring injury, according to Malika Andrews of ESPN.
James Harden is also out for Game 5, the team says.
— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) June 14, 2021
So, the talented Big 3 has fizzled down to just one–Kevin Durant. The Bucks stole back-to-back games in Milwaukee to tie the series and are suddenly in control after the Nets’ injury woes have shattered their hopes of a sweep. Harden and Irving both being out is tough to overcome, and the Nets’ role players will need to step up.
The Nets seemed in total control of their playoff fate just at the beginning of the series. The Bucks then rattled off a tough, gritty win in Game 3, and the injury to Irving proved too much for Brooklyn to overcome in Game 4.
Now, we have an interesting series out East.
Can Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks take advantage and go to the next round? Or will Kevin Durant go absolutely bonkers and lead his team to a series victory with championship hopes running through their minds?
Game 5 is Tuesday night in Brooklyn and the pressure is on for both sides.