The Nets had been solely capable of put their full squad on the ground for a number of video games through the common season, and now Brooklyn’s well being points have prolonged into the NBA playoffs.
James Harden has primarily missed the Nets’ complete Jap Convention semifinal sequence towards the Bucks after struggling a hamstring damage within the opening minute of Recreation 1. Jeff Inexperienced has additionally been sidelined, reducing down coach Steve Nash’s rotation and limiting lineup versatility.
Brooklyn remains to be in fine condition regardless of the accidents, because it holds a 2-1 lead over Milwaukee heading into Sunday’s contest. However the Nets will surely prefer to see two of their key items again on the courtroom as quickly as doable.
Listed here are the most recent updates on Harden and Inexperienced forward of Recreation 4.
Will James Harden play vs. Bucks?
Harden is formally listed as out for Recreation 4, the identical standing he had for the earlier two video games towards the Bucks.
“We’re optimistic that we are able to have him again in some unspecified time in the future, however we will not set a timeline but,” Nash mentioned on Wednesday.
Harden was pressured to depart Recreation 1 after taking part in simply 43 seconds. He was identified with “proper hamstring tightness,” however an MRI revealed no structural injury.
Within the Nets’ first-round sequence towards the Celtics, Harden averaged 27.8 factors, 10.6 assists and seven.2 rebounds per sport whereas capturing 55.6 p.c from the sector and 47.5 p.c from past the arc.
Will Jeff Inexperienced play vs. Bucks?
UPDATE: The Nets introduced that Inexperienced is out there to play in Recreation 4.
ORIGINAL: After being listed as out earlier within the sequence, Inexperienced has been upgraded to questionable for Recreation 4.
The 34-year-old, who has been sidelined since straining his left plantar fascia in Recreation 2 of the Nets-Celtics sequence, is ready to run up and down the courtroom, however he’s nonetheless engaged on reducing and different particular actions. He admitted that it has been troublesome to take a seat for an prolonged stretch.
“I hate being out,” Inexperienced mentioned. “Like James all the time says, he all the time takes pleasure in being out there for his teammates, and I am the identical means. It is painful being out. Not even going on the market, serving to, scoring — it is about simply being on the market to be current to do no matter I can to assist the staff. That is why you see me on the sidelines up each play, attempting to be a voice from the sideline. However not bodily being out there may be robust. It is onerous.”
In 68 regular-season video games, Inexperienced averaged 11.0 factors and three.9 rebounds, capturing a career-high 41.2 p.c from 3-point vary.
Nets vs. Bucks Recreation 4 damage report
(Present as of 1:30 p.m. ET Sunday)
|Nets||Spencer Dinwiddie||Out||Proper knee; partially torn ACL|
|Nets||Jeff Inexperienced||Questionable||Left plantar fascia; pressure|
|Nets||James Harden||Out||Proper hamstring; tightness|
|Bucks||Donte DiVincenzo||Out||Left ankle; surgical procedure|
|Bucks||Jordan Nwora||Out||Left thigh; contusion|