James Harden returned to the Brooklyn Nets to play against the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night after missing a thigh pull for more than a month. Nets defeated Spurs by 128-116. Landry Shamet scored 21 points, Nicholas Claxton (Nicholas Claxton) set a record of 18 points for the Nets, won the third straight win, and in a one and half game just behind Philadelphia to led the Eastern Conference.
After Harden came back, the Nets had to wait once again for a look at the Big Three: Kyrie Irving did not participate in Wednesday’s game due to a concussion the day before. The decision to participate in the Harden game was made a few minutes before his warm-up game at the Barclays Center on Wednesday night.
This marks the first time Harden has been on the bench in the regular season since April 2012, and Nash has only a limited number of minutes to return to the stars after a long absence. When Durant returned from a thigh strain, he left the bench at the beginning of the season. Nash said at the time that due to Durant’s time constraints, he wanted to make sure Durant was ready to withdraw from the game in case the network needed him for win in the tough competition.
Irving was injured in the third quarter of the game against the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night when he stood up and Nikola Vucevic, accidentally elbowed Irving on the face. According to Nash, Irving was cured from the concussion. Stars such as Irving, Harden and Durant have only participated in seven games this season.
Harden’s last game was on April 5th, and he has cashed in the Nets’ income in the past 18 games. Harden had a setback due to injury. The Nets also don’t have Joe Harris, who has a sore left hip. This is the first game that Harris missed this season. The network played a total of 38 games with two of its three stars. Superstars, of which only two are Durant and Harden. On Wednesday, Durant played for the second consecutive game this season for the second time.