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Nets fall to Bucks, but Durant-Harden-Irving trifecta will be back with a vengeance

Nets fall to Bucks, but Durant-Harden-Irving trifecta will be back with a vengeance

 

You haven't seen the last of these guys.

 

You haven’t seen the last of these guys.
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You know the old adage, “That’s why they play games. “

Well, the NBA and its fans got a taste of it this season with the Nets. What tormented Brooklyn all season was its inability to stay healthy when it mattered most, and it was the same story in the playoffs.

The team many said to be unbeatable suddenly turned deadly once injuries started creeping into the locker room. The Big 3 have rarely played together in the regular season and playoffs, they were never together on the floor when it was important.

Kevin Durant carried the Nets as far as he could for the last three games of the conference semifinal series against the Bucks. His numbers were crazy because they had to be. Harden was playing on one leg due to a hamstring injury, while Kyrie Irving was still on the sidelines with a bad ankle.

The Nets fall victim to what sometimes happens in sport – and in life – when forces beyond your control dictate your outcome.

This Brooklyn team will likely be back next season, and they’ll be championship contenders again when everyone is healthy. They are too talented to be ignored. Harden will once again be one of the best animators in the game. Kyrie will be an immaculate bucket-getter, and Durant will arguably be the best player in the game again.

It will be interesting to see what happens this offseason and how people react to the Big Three in Brooklyn. The Lakers will also be healthier next season, so that’s something to consider as well.

Brooklyn’s first year of experience didn’t end with a champagne shower like most players in the league predicted, but the Nets’ run is far from over. They will be back and they will look to fight for a Championship banner again next year.

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