The Brooklyn Nets had anticipated that a stretch of road games would give them significant minutes with their star trio of Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving on the floor. “Obviously you know how great of a player KD is and what he brings to the table each and every night consistently. So, guys got to step up and fill that role and just continue to compete.”
The Nets have played just two games with the trio since the unvaccinated Irving is ineligible to play home games due to New York City’s vaccine mandate. In the first game with the trio, Brooklyn rallied from 19 down to beat Indiana on Jan. 5 and in the second game, the Nets routed the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday.
Rookie Evan Mobley, who missed the first two games against the Nets due to a right elbow injury, added 20 points Saturday and is averaging 17.8 points in 11 games since spending time in the protocol.