In the second game of Monday’s Eastern Conference Finals series against the Milwaukee Bucks, how far can the Brooklyn Nets need James Harden to recover from a hamstring? He continued to play his much-anticipated first game against Milwaukee with ease, winning 115-107, which was even more uneven before the Bucks made late attempts with substitute players on the court.
All-star teammates Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and Harden’s points range and extended time are not available. With this in mind, let’s take a look at the Nets’ chances in this tough streak and how much rest it can give his hamstrings. Having three superstars can provide insurance in case one of them is injured.
When Anthony Davis completed the first round of the game against the Phoenix Suns, the Los Angeles Lakers did not have such insurance, and LeBron James was limited to a sprained ankle. . It is a trivial matter to invest so much salary and three-star business value. For Brooklyn, even though there is no permission, there is no problem in the first game.
With the exception of Bruce Brown, who started in the second half instead of Harden, the Nets’ reserve team defeated the Bucks 18-6 in this competition. Only two stars, sometimes one of three stars, including a month-long game at the end of the regular season, when Harden only played one game because of the same hamstring problem. The Nets lead their opponents by 9’1 points per 100 rounds with Durant and Irving, while Harden did not, scoring at a rate of 97 percentile.
Take DeAndre Jordan, who has not yet participated in the playoffs, as an example. His net rating rose to 12.0, and their offensive rating ranked among the top 99 in the league’s percentile. The longer Nash can dominate two stars, the better in the short term. But in the long run, fatigue may be a problem and extra workload for the playoffs.