After dropping consecutive games into the Milwaukee Bucks, the Brooklyn Nets are reexamining a motif that's been recurring this year: creating up for a deficiency of the persistence that lots of the Eastern Conference counterparts are opting for them.
The reduction brought into consideration the Bucks heart's familiarity that's been constructed through many deep playoff runs.
"This is a massive factor," Durant said subsequently. "Continuity is a huge thing in this league."
The Nets' harm hardship has stifled connectivity in a group that had ground to produce many new players to incorporate. When they've only Irving and Durant outside on the ground without a Harden, since they do , the Nets are 7-8.
The Bucks, meanwhile, are still hitting their stride and have won six from the previous eight games. Giannis Antetokounmpo, who had 36 points on Tuesday night, has discovered a rhythm in the 3-point lineup.
Khris Middleton, that has been playing Antetokounmpo for eight seasons, had 23 points on Tuesday, shooting 4-for-4 out of 3-point selection.
"We have got a difference to make here," Nets coach Steve Nash explained. "We know that is a group that has been running the exact same offense, been playing together, same strategies on defense for decades. Gone deep in the playoffs, and that is something we do not have, just how do we make up this gap? That is kind of our own life in a nutshell going home "
The Nets are working to develop fast chemistry whilst at the same time jockeying for playoff seeding. Philadelphia, which also lost consecutive matches to the Bucks in late April, is two games up in the loss column on Brooklyn.
The Nets' loss to the Bucks also all but guarantees that Brooklyn and Milwaukee will end in the third and second places in the East, although the order they complete is to be ascertained. The Nets are just one game up in the loss column, but Milwaukee retains the tiebreaker thanks to those two victories.
Durant stated that he considers one benefit the Nets have is their veteran presence. While they have not played that many games Brooklyn's players boast person playoff encounter. Jeff Green and Joe Harris were on groups which produced Finals runs in Cleveland. Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan both created playoff runs together with all the Lob City Clippers.
"We have experts on this team that played different conditions that understand pretty much every vocabulary which goes in this league and also each sort of set we run on either side," Durant said. "That is in our benefit also, having that knowledge that is experienced, but we are a connected team."
Durant explained that due to the experience, he feels as though the group has"been around for decades," although it's been just 1 season. Durant added:"We obtained kindly continue to continue building on this."
Nash summed up the Nets' staying regular-season goals as attempting to return to complete health and seeking to"conquer a deficiency of common experiences"
"That's our challenge as far as anything," Nash explained. "While we do this, are we more physical? Could we be connected? Can we control and handle a few of the controllables which could help us hang in a few of those games and win some of those matches while we are attempting to put the bits together?"