It’s why on a team with championship aspirations, the Nets go into Sunday’s Game 4 optimistic after weathering a terrible offensive showing without Harden or Green, both of whom are expected to play in this series at some point, to come within a basket of taking a commanding lead of the series. The Nets are designed to have their offense offset their defense, but they nearly flipped the script Thursday. Milwaukee needed a lot to go their way, and the Nets seem to know it. “We’re going to be good,” Brown said. “We didn’t make shots. They made shots tonight. They made one more shot than we did. We’ll be ready for Sunday.”
June 22, 2021 | 7:24 pm EDT Update
Joe Mussatto: Presti said the Boston trade made sense for both sides. When asked about how Kemba fits with SGA, he said that won’t be a problem with the way the Thunder plays. SGA played alongside CP and Dennis Schroder two seasons ago. Last season, the team wanted the ball in SGA’s hands.
Andrew Greif: Monty Williams said it’s hard to judge right now how quickly the team can transition Chris Paul back into the flow of things once he clears covid protocols. But he added they don’t have the luxury of time in the playoffs.
June 22, 2021 | 6:47 pm EDT Update
Shams Charania: Nets free agent Spencer Dinwiddie has been fully cleared for all basketball activities, his operating surgeon Dr. Riley Williams says. Dinwiddie recovered from a partial ACL tear in just over five months. He enters free agency as one of the top point guards on the market.