Kevin Durant still in quarantine for a few days and Kyrie Irving not yet ready to return, James Harden probably felt a bit lonely on the floor of the Crypto.com Arena on December 25.
But with 36 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in 40 minutes, for his first game in two weeks, the Brooklyn player quickly regained his feelings. A performance necessary to resist the comeback of the Lakers.
“We had 27 points (23 actually) in advance at the start of the last quarter, so the match was not supposed to turn out like that ”, regrets James Harden to the New York Post. “I shouldn’t have played 40 minutes. “
For Brooklyn, the game should have been killed much sooner. This is why the former Rockets player recalls that a return of Kyrie Irving, announced a few days ago, would be excellent news for the Nets.
“We all know that Kyrie is a unique talent and what that would mean for our franchise”, explains the MVP 2018, again for the New York Post. “Even if he’s only there for the away matches, it would be huge for us. He could clearly make our life easier. “
The former Cleveland and Boston entered health protocol on December 18, and Steve Nash has yet to see his playmaker in training.
As he will have to get up to speed on the physical level before returning to the courts (his last match was on June 13), he will still have to be patient before seeing the 2016 champion again in uniform …
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