James Harden Makes A Strained Return As Brooklyn Nets Take Game 5

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James Harden, the star of the Brooklyn Nets, could only manage to score 5 points as he returned for a start in the lineup for the squad on Tuesday. However, the Brooklyn Nets claimed victory regardless of Harden’s struggles against the Milwaukee Bucks with a score of 114-108. This was the fifth game in the semifinals of the east and Brooklyn now regained their lead with 3-2.

James Harden Is Far From A Complete Recovery

The decision of letting James Harden play was taken after the player got the right hamstring tested before tipoff on the court. He managed to play for 37 minutes while managing to find the basket only once out of his 10 on-field attempts. He failed to score anything in the starting half and missed all 8 times he tried to score a 3-pointer. However, James Harden then added 4 turnovers, 8 assists, and 6 rebounds.

This was James Harden’s first appearance since 5th June. He had got his hamstring injury in the first game’s first minute of the series. Since then, Harden had been dealing with tightness in his hamstring, his team claims.

Steve Nash, the coach of the Brooklyn Nets, said that he was not certain about the risk level. He thinks that the final decision lies with James Harden. Because he has a strong desire to play, he has pushed himself.

On Tuesday, Harden had taken part in the shootaround of the Nets after his hamstring had improved. This was a prompt for the team to change his status to questionable rather than doubtful for the fifth game.

The Brooklyn Nets are facing another crisis in Kyrie Irving as he sprained his right ankle in the fourth game. He might not be able to play for the remaining games.

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