August 15, 2022

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Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant power Nets past Cavs in play-in game to secure 7th seed and date with Celtics – The Denver Post

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For two-and-a-half quarters of Tuesday’s 115-108 play-in victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Nets gave the fans what they wanted: utter and uncontested command of the game.

A victory for a championship contender is supposed to feel dominant. It’s supposed to feel effortless. It’s supposed to remove any shadow of a doubt as to which of the two competing teams is better.

It should almost feel unopposed, and for much of Tuesday night’s matchup, the Nets looked like an unopposed title fighter, punching down on much lesser competition.

Almost everything looks uncontested for Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, who led Brooklyn to the win and a first-round playoff matchup against the second-seeded Boston Celtics. They became the first Nets teammates to each have 20-point, 10-assist…

Tribune News Service

2022-04-12 21:39:28

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