However, Harden is still listed as questionable against the Phoenix Suns. He has already missed two games due to a hamstring strain and now he is questionable due to a right-hand strain. Whereas, Kyrie will be available.
James Harden (hand) questionable for Tuesday.
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The Nets have lost their 4 straight games. Kyrie has been the sole star. He has been playing like he never missed an NBA game. In his past 10 games, he is averaging 25 points per game.
Kyrie Irving has also been efficient as his shooting splits are 50/38/95. In his last two games, he has scored 30 points in back-t-back games but the Nets still ended up losing.
Whereas, for the Suns, they have been on a roll. They are again on a double-digit winning streak(10 games) and the first team to reach 40 wins with just 9 losses. CP3, Booker, and Ayton have become one of the best big 3 in the NBA.
Can Kyrie Irving lead the Nets to a win against the Suns?
Even though Irving has been playing really well but he will not be enough to stop the Suns’ trio. With Brookly on a 4 game losing streak, it’ll be hard for them to take down the Suns with just Kyrie.
However, Irving has the capability to score 40 or 50 points. He has proved himself to be a certified scorer. But players like Joe Harris, Aldridge, Blake Griffin have to step up.
They have been sub-par this season and need their dominance from 3 point line and paint to take the Nets out of the slump. After leading the Eastern Conference table, they have fallen down to the 6th seed.
With KD out of the lineup and Kyrie being a part-time player, the Nets have fallen apart. The only chance at winning this game is if Kyrie Irving goes for 40 points with enough help from his star cast.
The Suns are the best team in the NBA. They have the best record and are one of the best offensive and defensive teams in the NBA. The Nets have more chance of losing than winning.