The Nets have finally found their groove, and after last night’s nail-biting 112-108 win over the Los Angeles Clippers, it completed a perfect five-game West Coast road trip over the Lakers, Clippers, Suns, Warriors, and Kings.
James Harden was outstanding throughout the week, especially during Tuesday’s match against the Phoenix Suns, leading Brooklyn to a comeback win without Kyrie or KD. Harden is averaging nearly 32 points a game, with 11 assists and nine rebounds on 47% from the 3-point line. Brooklyn is now a half a game behind the Sixers for first in the East.
At the start of the season, Brooklyn we’re having trouble figuring out how all their players fitted together. But the turning point was after their 122-111 loss to the Detroit Pistons on February 9th. Since then, the Nets have won each of their games following their unraveling in Detroit, resulting in their most extended undefeated trip in franchise history.
Over this little stretch, the Nets have been in perfect synchrony, with each player excelling in his role so that the team can flourish. There were certain doubts about this team initially, but now the town’s talk is that Brooklyn’s the team to beat. But some people think otherwise.
Catch you Thursday.