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Kevin Durant Continues to Struggle as Brooklyn Nets Fall to Third Boston Celtic Loss


Kevin Durant Continues to Struggle as Brooklyn Nets Fall to Third Boston Celtic Loss
Kevin Durant Continues to Struggle as Brooklyn Nets Fall to Third Boston Celtic Loss

The Brooklyn Nets are in very danger of being swept out of the NBA playoffs, having suffered a third straight loss to the Boston Celtics. Having seen a dramatic return to form, going 12-5 before edging through the play-in tournament, many had predicted that Steve Nash’s side was on a roll; they were wrong.

Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving have failed to spark life into the Nets, and they are perilously close to being bounced out of the playoffs after their latest loss, the Celtics running out 109-103 winners at the Barclays Center.

At the beginning of the season, the Nets were considered the favorites by most sports betting operators, leading locals in the state to seek out the best NY sportsbook reviews in order to locate the best bet around. Now such efforts may have led to a blowout in terms of lucrative returns unless Steve Nash can get his side back into gear. 

While Irving is well known for taking defeat in a combative manner, Durant has been more honest about his own form, stating after the game three loss;

“I probably should’ve took more shots,” 

“But I tried to play the game the right way without being too aggressive. I’m just thinking too much this whole series, to be honest.”

The return to form that the Nets secured back in March seemed like it would hold them in good stead, but they’ve been brought back down to earth with a thump, and a lot of the credit should go to Ime Udoka’s Celtics side.

Irving believes that the Nets have the morale in the locker room, but this isn’t reflected out on the court during the playoffs;

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“We’re all trying to jell, and usually, you’re jelling around the right time,” 

“And that team in the other locker room is jelling at the right time, been jelling since Christmas. We’re just in a new experience as a group, and we have to respect that.”

Irving has missed large chunks of the season due to his vaccination status but has been consistent since being welcomed back to Nash’s team, but it will now take something of a miracle for the Brooklyn Nets to extend their season any further.

Nash believes that both his star players are dead on their feet;

“They both gotta be tired,” 

“Kyrie’s fasting [for Ramadan] and Kevin’s had to play 40-plus minutes for five, six weeks after missing six, seven weeks. We need him to play 40 minutes so we could be in the playoffs.”

But these excuses will amount to little, and should the Nets fail to pull off a big comeback win over the Celtics, then Nash and his team will have a lot of questions to ponder during the offseason. 

While the Nets have failed to live up to the hype, the Celtics have overperformed this season and will be looking to secure their first NBA title since the days of Michael Jordan. Such talk would have been hushed back on day one of the season, but now such a possibility isn’t quite so farfetched.

Kevin Durant Continues to Struggle as Brooklyn Nets Fall to Third Boston Celtic Loss

The Brooklyn Nets are in very danger of being swept out of the NBA playoffs, having suffered a third straight loss to the Boston Celtics. Having seen a dramatic return to form, going 12-5 before edging through the play-in tournament, many had predicted that Steve Nash’s side was on a roll; they were wrong.

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Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving have failed to spark life into the Nets, and they are perilously close to being bounced out of the playoffs after their latest loss, the Celtics running out 109-103 winners at the Barclays Center.

At the beginning of the season, the Nets were considered the favorites by most sports betting operators, leading locals in the state to seek out the best NY sportsbook reviews in order to locate the best bet around. Now such efforts may have led to a blowout in terms of lucrative returns unless Steve Nash can get his side back into gear. 

While Irving is well known for taking defeat in a combative manner, Durant has been more honest about his own form, stating after the game three loss;

“I probably should’ve took more shots,” 

“But I tried to play the game the right way without being too aggressive. I’m just thinking too much this whole series, to be honest.”

The return to form that the Nets secured back in March seemed like it would hold them in good stead, but they’ve been brought back down to earth with a thump, and a lot of the credit should go to Ime Udoka’s Celtics side.

Irving believes that the Nets have the morale in the locker room, but this isn’t reflected out on the court during the playoffs;

“We’re all trying to jell, and usually, you’re jelling around the right time,” 

“And that team in the other locker room is jelling at the right time, been jelling since Christmas. We’re just in a new experience as a group, and we have to respect that.”

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Irving has missed large chunks of the season due to his vaccination status but has been consistent since being welcomed back to Nash’s team, but it will now take something of a miracle for the Brooklyn Nets to extend their season any further.

Nash believes that both his star players are dead on their feet;

“They both gotta be tired,” 

“Kyrie’s fasting [for Ramadan] and Kevin’s had to play 40-plus minutes for five, six weeks after missing six, seven weeks. We need him to play 40 minutes so we could be in the playoffs.”

But these excuses will amount to little, and should the Nets fail to pull off a big comeback win over the Celtics, then Nash and his team will have a lot of questions to ponder during the offseason. 

While the Nets have failed to live up to the hype, the Celtics have overperformed this season and will be looking to secure their first NBA title since the days of Michael Jordan. Such talk would have been hushed back on day one of the season, but now such a possibility isn’t quite so farfetched.


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