The Brooklyn Nets are one of the scariest teams to be up against in the NBA this season. The Team has greats like Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, James Harden and Blake Griffin. After coming out on top of the Boston Celtics, the Brooklyn Nets were all set to face the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference Semi-Final.
Although the Brooklyn Nets won Game 1, they suffered a loss as James Harden injured his hamstring. James Harden had already missed 21 games in the season due to the hamstring injury.
James Harden Ruled Out Of Game 2 Of The Eastern Conference Semifinals
James Harden is not back to full form yet and it has been confirmed by sources, that the All-Star will not play in game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals between the Brooklyn Nets and the Milwaukee Bucks.
James Harden is OUT for Game 2 of Nets-Bucks due to right hamstring tightness.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 6, 2021
Harden’s injury is indeed a huge loss for the Nets and the injury has left them with only a day to completely formulate and adjust to a new plan. The head coach of the Brooklyn Nets spoke about the injury at a press conference after game 1 and it was clear that he was heartbroken. Steve Nash said,
You know we got a lot thrown at us this year, so we were, in a sense, well trained for this event, But you never want to see that for someone like James, who is such an important player and such an incredible player and cares so much. I’m heartbroken for him. I don’t know what’s going to happen. I don’t know if he’s playing the next game, if he’s out. I have no idea. But I’m heartbroken for him that he had to miss tonight.
In the absence of James Harden, Steve Nash will be turning to Mike James to step up and help Kyrie and KD give the Net a 2-0 lead.