The Brooklyn Nets are finally producing results, the way everyone had predicted as soon as their ‘Big Three’ came together. The Nets have had to jump a lot of hoops this season to get to the second position in the Eastern Conference. However, if there is one player who has taken charge for them, it’s James Harden.
The Brooklyn Nets just grabbed their sixth straight game and that too against the second LA team, the Clippers. They just defeated the Los Angeles Lakers which didn’t look like just a bump in the road for the reigning champions but a possible NBA Finals matchup problem.
Even without Kevin Durant, the Nets seem unstoppable. Why so? Well, Jalen Rose knows who he is most impressed with and that’s James Harden. “We have talked a lot about Kyrie burning sage and his walking stick. But that thing that has actually impressed me more, is James Harden’s ability to playmaker,” stated Rose.
He further explained his stance and said, “He is the most unique offensive weapon in the history of the NBA. He is the only player in the history of the league, at some point in his career, that will lead the league in three-pointers made, free-throws made, total assists in a season. And this will be his second time leading in assists.”
“You need a guy who is making the threes and leading the league in assists. You need a guy who can get on the free-throw line and make the most threes. That’s James Harden,” he concluded.
Losing to the Nets is far more worrying for the Lakers than one can imagine. This is a team that has shown promise of giving them a challenge at getting a second straight title.
Although the Lakers can justify their loss with Anthony Davis and Dennis Schroder‘s absence, what’s their excuse for coming shortly when KD was not even playing for the Nets? Their under-manned defense gave the Nets’ supporting cast easy access to the paint.
And now, defeating the Clippers has improved their record to 20-12. Up next, they are facing the Sacramento Kings who should be a piece of cake to defeat after these intense matchups. How deep in the playoffs do you see the Nets going?
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