Brooklyn Dominates Milwaukee Again To Take 2-0 Series Lead
The second round of the NBA Playoffs is underway and the NBA is absolutely dying for ratings. No Curry. No LeBron & AD. Even big market teams, like the Celtics and the Knicks, have been eliminated. This is an absolute nightmare scenario for the league, as far as ratings are concerned. Casual fans will simply not be drawn in by this mishmash of remaining teams.
There is one last hope to draw in viewers: Brooklyn. Specifically, the dominance of the Brooklyn Nets. In the first round, the Nets dismantled the Celtics in a gentleman’s sweep. This round, the Nets dealt with adversity less than a minute into Game 1. James Harden suffered a hamstring injury. Yet despite the injury to Harden, the Nets got the win. Tonight, without Harden again, they absolutely annihilated the Bucks. Brooklyn is up 2-0 and they show no signs of slowing down.
Dude… if the Nets are doing this to the Bucks?!?
Somehow, Brooklyn’s defense has been more impressive than their offense (and their offense has been scary good)
— Tommy Beer (@TommyBeer) June 8, 2021
It’s certifiably insane that a team can lose James Harden and not miss a beat. But the Nets have three future Hall of Famers on their roster. If they lose one, there’s still two more. Durant and Irving combined for 54 points in Game 1, but it was actually Blake Griffin who stepped up. Blake had 18 points and 14 rebounds in a vintage performance. It’s almost as if he wasn’t trying his hardest while he was with the Pistons earlier this season. Very strange.
It would be foolish to count the Bucks out. After all, they have their own Big Three, led by Giannis. The next two games are in Milwaukee. And no one knows much about if, or when, James Harden will return. But it frankly may not matter at this point. That’s how good Brooklyn has looked on both ends. It will take a miracle for Milwaukee to win 4 out of 5 against the Nets.
KD and the Nets has already snatched the soul outta of the Bucks! Giannis out there looking spooked. Carry on…
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) June 8, 2021
Brooklyn stands 10 wins away from their ultimate goal of winning a championship and right now the smart money is on them.
This team looks unstoppable even with the temporary loss of Harden. No need to rush him back. https://t.co/S11L1aNt5d
— George Kent (@Bambino_Bets) June 8, 2021