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KD's, Kyrie's legacy on the line in must-win scenario

Apr 23, 2022 0 comments
First round exits are not something Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant envisioned when they coalesced their powers to assemble a super team in Brooklyn. The Nets let two games slip away in Boston, leaving virtually zero margin for error heading back to Barclays Center. Irving and Durant can't rely on Ben Simmons, who hasn't pay competitive NBA basketball for nearly a year, to be the team's savior. Simmons isn't expected to play until Game 4, but not more than 10-15 minutes, according to multiple reports. The Nets have answers to the Celtics defensive game plan, but they're sitting on the bench in the form of LaMarcus Alridge and Blake Griffin. Steve Nash's reluctance to shift away from Durant and Irving isolation ball in favor of team centric offense has been a consistent pattern since he was hired as head coach. Nash could very well be coaching his last series if the Nets are ousted by the Celtics. When all is said and done, the onus falls on Nash's coaching adjustments and Irving and Durant making smart decisions on offense and not playing right into Boston's hands by forcing the issue. The Nets superstars need to come up big when the lights are brightest.

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