James harden will be available for Game 3 of the Nets vs. Bucks series, tweets Adam Zagoria from the New York Times. Head coach Steve Nash, addressing the media, made it clear that both toughen up and striker Jeff Green he will miss at least one other game, although he added that it is “very possible” that Green will play sooner rather than later.
Harden has played just 43 seconds of the Nets’ second-round playoff series against Milwaukee after leaving Game 1 with a strained right hamstring. The Nets won the first two games of the series convincingly without him, which could give them more scope to take the recovery process slowly with their star guard. Nash stated that both Harden and Green continue to progress, according to ESPN’s Malika Andrews.
With hardening, the nets have become guards Bruce brown other Mike james, with Brown taking much of the available on-call minutes. Brown responded well by getting the initial go-ahead in Game 2, scoring 13 points, six rebounds and four assists with no turnovers, while also proving to be quite effective as a basket runner and small ball runner. James scored in double digits in both contests.
The Bucks clearly hoped to take advantage of Harden’s absence, but that didn’t prove the case in Game 2, as the Nets posted a 39-point win. Kevin Durant he scored 32 points on 12-18 shooting, while none of the three Bucks stars could find much offensive rhythm.
With the next two games to be held in Milwaukee and no clear schedule for Harden’s return, Game 3 will be crucial if the Bucks have any hope of returning to this series.