In just 43 seconds, the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks changed in the Eastern Conference semifinals. In the first game on Saturday night, James Harden was on the field before returning to Los Angeles. Although Brooklyn successfully opened the case to the first seven of the seven games with a score of 115-107, it is understandable. The main focus is on suffering and his potential usability for the rest of the series.
It was an easy game play against Bucks guard Jrue Holiday. But after Harden passed the ball across the corner, he immediately grabbed his right hamstring after landing. The Nets took the ball out, played it again, and then Milwaukee took the ball and passed it to the other end of the court, but Harden never made it more than one step along the way.
When the game stalled at the other end, Harden simply left his seat and went straight to the locker room. Harden had an MRI and the Nets are still waiting for the results. When it comes to whether Harden is capable of regaining a winning streak, what makes Brooklyn more worried about injuries is that the same hamstring caused him to fail for more than a month before returning in the final week of the regular season.
Then Harden came back to play two games before the start of the playoffs, and the Brooklyn Nets had no problem beating Boston Celtics in five games in the first round. However, it is expected that trying to beat the stronger Bucks will be more challenging, before Brooklyn loses one of its defining moments in the highly anticipated series.
His scarcity was eliminated due to the outstanding performance of others in Brooklyn. Blake Griffin was reborn, scoring 18 points, 14 rebounds and 3 assists in 35 minutes, including four three-pointers, and then stood to applaud for a foul at the end of the fourth quarter. He played 30 minutes off the bench and scored 12 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists.