Will Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving Play Tonight? Brooklyn Nets vs Chicago Bulls – Predictions, Injury Updates, and Lineups

Published 05/11/2021, 12:00 PM EDT
Feb 13, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) and forward Kevin Durant (7) rest near the team bench during a timeout against the Golden State Warriors in the fourth quarter at the Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports


The Brooklyn Nets will take on the Chicago Bulls in the closing stretch of the NBA season. The Nets have had a fruitful year so far. Kevin Durant’s first season back from injury has been odd, because of his injury concerns throughout the season. But he hasn’t looked weakened at all. Kyrie Irving has been spectacular, as has James Harden prior to his injury. The Nets will feel confident going into the playoffs.

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For the Chicago Bulls, things aren’t looking so good. Despite trading for All-Star Nikola Vucevic before the deadline, the Bulls haven’t reaped the benefits yet. They are currently the 11th seed in the East and could miss the playoffs altogether if they don’t show drastic improvement going forward. Zach LaVine has had his best season so far, but it hasn’t been enough to elevate the Bulls so far.

With that in mind, take a look at the Brooklyn Nets taking on the Chicago Bulls

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Brooklyn Nets vs Chicago Bulls – Predictions

May 2, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) drives for the basket against Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) during the fourth quarter at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Nets lost two of their games against the Milwaukee Bucks, which set them back down in the Eastern Conference standings. However, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving were in very good form in both those games, whereas the Chicago Bulls have been floundering in the East, rarely winning any of their games. Expect the Nets to walk away with a win.

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Brooklyn Nets – Team News

May 6, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) and Brooklyn Nets forward Blake Griffin (2) and Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) react during the first half against the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Brooklyn Nets could be back to full strength as soon as tonight. James Harden is listed as questionable and is targeting a return to the court against the Bulls. Bruce Brown is also listed as questionable for the game. Chris Chiozza and Spencer Dinwiddie remain out for the rest of the year. Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving will be playing.

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Predicted Lineup: Kyrie Irving, Bruce Brown, Kevin Durant, Joe Harris, Blake Griffin

Chicago Bulls – Team News

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Apr 9, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine (8) shoots against the Atlanta Hawks in the first quarter at State Farm Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The Bulls are relatively unscathed on the injury front. Troy Brown Jr and Daniel Theis are both listed as questionable for the game. The rest of the team is fully healthy and in contention for the game. Zach LaVine and Nikola Vucevic will start the game for the Bulls.

Predicted Lineup: Coby White, Zach LaVine, Thaddeus Young, Lauri Markkanen, Nikola Vucevic

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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