NBA Fraternity Reacts to the Dominant Show of James Harden & Blake Griffin in Brooklyn Nets’ Win

Published 05/25/2021, 10:25 PM EDT
May 25, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets power forward Blake Griffin (2) dunks against Boston Celtics center Robert Williams III (44) during the third quarter of game two of the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports


The Brooklyn Nets have been merciless against the Celtics and it’s now starting to seem like a curse that the C’s won their play-in tie. After taking Game 1 with an impressive second-half comeback, the Nets again completely ousted the Greens in Game 2 and won the night at Barclay Center 130-108.

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The game started with Kyrie Irving’s free throws, Kevin Durant’s three-pointer on a James Harden assist, and a dunk shot from Blake Griffin; all of this was within 75 seconds. However, the Celtics were still showing some character until Joe Harris started dropping deep bombers. There were a few turnovers from the C’s and there went the deficit out of their reach. 

Kendrick Perkins and other NBA players reacted to the big win

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The greatest blow to the Celtics came with Jayson Tatum having a slow start and scoring at a meager 3/12. However, it became worse when Kevin Durant mistakenly poked the eye of the star forward when he had played for just 21 minutes. Later, the 23-YO with a swollen eye could not return to play the remaining minutes in the game. Both KD and Kyrie Irving took advantage of the C’s loss and forced them off the cliff.

May 25, 2021; Jayson Tatum reacts after sustaining an injury at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Take a look at how the NBA fraternity reacted to the great game from the Nets:

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The entire Brooklyn Nets roster contributed to the win

James Harden dropped four threes and assumed the #6 position in the all-time playoff three-point leaders list. He is now just four more deep-range shots away from breaking the record of Spurs legend Manu Ginobili. Starting forward Joe Harris added seven threes from his end at 70% efficacy, making it an unforgettable 2-way night for the 29-YO. 

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Secondly, it was a classic Blake Griffin show on Tuesday night, with the star scoring back-to-back dunks in Q3. In totality, eight of the Nets players had an FG% of over 50%. 

Earlier, Jeff Green (12 mins) had injured his left foot but the Nets offense seemed to pay no heed to this. This game further proved how this Brooklyn side is unmatchable if their opponents don’t have a world-class defense to stop them.

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Do you see the Nets taking this series by a 4-0 margin?

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Sourabh Singh

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Sourabh Singh is an NBA sports analyst for EssentiallySports, who has been working with the site since May 2020. Prior to this, he functioned as Managing Editor at WittyFeed, followed by a stint at Decathlon. The Sports Management graduate leads an active lifestyle, veering to the mountains for off-trail adventures.

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