NEW YORK – Brooklyn Nets’ Big 3 has only one, Kevin Torrent, For the main game 5 of their second round series against the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday.
Coach Steve Nash said he had no idea if Irving would be available to play later in the series, which was tied at 2 after the back-to-back Bucks win.
“I think it remains to be seen how he will progress,” Nash said. “Then the experts will have to wait and see how it progresses and give you a clear idea of what the window for its arrival will be.”
Kyrie Irving injures her ankle when she falls after scoring 2 points.
Nash said he was “embarrassed” though he did not want to predict Antotho ounbo’s intentions on the play.
“I knew he was less than Kyrie when he was in the air,” Nash explained. “I think it’s an exaggeration for me to sit here and say he wants to do it some way. I do not think it’s him, I do not think it happened. It was bad and unfortunate.”
Irving was on the field for several minutes, while Nash and the team’s athletic coaches approached him. Irving walked to the locker room without help, but was active.
Without Irving, Bucks was able to connect the series.
Nash said Horton, who has been sidelined since June 5, was training when he spoke to reporters on Monday. On Sunday, Nash clarified that the team will try to address the injuries as isolated incidents and will not allow Irving’s sprained ankle to push Horton to the ground sooner than expected.
The Nets have struggled with injuries all season. Durant has played five games without Horton and Irving this season. In those games, according to ESPN statistics and information, he averaged 34 points per game. 63% baked.
“I have to be prepared to do what’s out there like any night,” Durant said Monday.
The Nets won four of the five games in which Torrent was the only member in the Big 3. Brooklyn won those games by an average of 9.4 points.
“We certainly didn’t plan on not having our guys,” Durant said. “But, we’m all professionals, we have to adapt to any situation … in the fifth game of a series, that’s right, we’ll play. So, we all have that mentality, we’re moving forward,” he said.