The Networks beat James Harden in Game 1 and 2 at the Barclays Center to secure a doubles victory in the Eastern Conference semifinals. But in the first road tests against a tough defense, their rights went off the rails.
Harde struggled to make up for the 86-83 loss to the Nets in Milwaukee without behaving in court to settle the situation. They shot just 36.2 percent and hit just 3 of 11 in the last half of the fourth quarter.
But Steve Nash says the defeat in Game 3 on Thursday, if Bruce Brown’s last runner fell and they stole a win they didn’t deserve to be open, more can be learned from this.
“I think it’s very easy to learn from the losses,” Nash said. “I think sometimes you can sweep things under the rug. You know, we looked at how we were executed, I thought we didn’t shoot.
“We had appearances that we didn’t do as usual, but I thought it could have been better during our performance. It’s a great experience for our guys, just like the new band said, they’re still learning, they’re coming up with things together. , so even if it’s very painful for us. “
The only lesson that needs to be learned is that the ball needs to move better and faster. Kyrie Irving Harden restored the defensive position with a hamstrung. He has 22 points and five goals, but one single pass.
The Nets had just 15 assists per game.
Brown appears to have been hit, and nearly the end of the game was twice as annoying. But neither he nor Nash said the guard was seriously injured.
“No, I’m fine,” Brown said.
Contrary to the coaching call, when the Nets experienced a disagreement, it simply led them to go crazy for possession of the ball. They didn’t call for a break, and Brown missed and missed the last attempt, which was just over six seconds left.
A few seconds ago, the Nets were waiting for a break call from Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer. But twice the NBA Coach of the Year stopped that move and Jrue Holiday won the final game with 11 seconds to go.
“It just shows you that you can go any way you want. With less than 24 seconds to go in this final, I thought Bud would want to finish the time. I’m sure the other guys on earth did the same, ”Irving said. “And they went to the two of them as fast as they could put themselves. They were pressured to get off and get into an organized set.”
Harden (right knee shot), Jeff Green (left plantar fascia) and Spencer Dinviddi (partially torn ACL, right knee) were among the “Networks”. Green is making progress and has yet to be relegated in Sunday’s 4th game.
Brown announced he donated $ 50 to @SCOfamily for each playoff resume. Normally that’s not much for a guard, but on Thursday his 11 boards give him 49.