For the first time since Sunday, the Brooklyn Nets can hope for relief despite receiving negative news reports on the front lines of injuries.
In order Malika Andrews ESPN’s Brooklyn coach Steve Nash has confirmed that star guard Kyrie Irving will not play in Game 6 of the second-round playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks due to right ankle torsion suffered in game 4. Sunday It’s not even a surprise, like reports facing hours before Game 5 on Tuesday that the Nets won to take a 3-2 series take Irving may no longer be available unless Brooklyn advance to the Eastern Conference Finals.
While Irving remains in Brooklyn for treatment, Andrews added James Harden is currently available for Thursday’s game. Harden had been expelled since June 5 with a tendon muscles but recorded 46 minutes in Tuesday’s massive win. He only scored five points, eight assists and six rebounds in that contest, but Kevin Durant recorded 49 points to lead the Nets to a potential elimination game Thursday in Milwaukee.
Game 7 between Nets and Bucks is set for Saturday night back in Brooklyn. Irving’s status for what would be a must-win showdown, if necessary, cannot be officially revealed before the weekend.