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New York City: Net's Superstar Lineup Look to Dominate in Game 6


The GIST: Though we’re giving “the gist” on our playoff teams — the Nets and Islanders — this morning, after their games are done, tune into the Liberty vs. Las Vegas Aces game tonight at 10 p.m. ET. Let’s go, Libs!

June 17, 2021
Source: Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports
Source: Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports

🏀Nets: After Kevin Durant’s unbelievable performance in the Nets’ 114–108 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday, Brooklyn will look to end the Bucks’ season in Game 6 tonight. 

  • James Harden returned on Tuesday, but Kyrie Irving will miss a second game due to an ankle injury. At least he’s getting lots of newborn cuddles to lift his spirits. S’cute. 
  • In Irving’s absence and with a fresh target on Durant’s back, the Nets’ supporting cast, like Blake Griffin and Joe Harris, need to pick up their scoring to match their regular season performances. See if the superteam can pull it off tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET.

🏒Islanders: Over on the ice, the Tampa Bay Lightning evened up the series, defeating the Islanders 4–2 in Game 2 on Tuesday. A positive? The Isles held their own, and Mathew Barzal scored his fifth goal in the last six games. 

  • Returning to the Coliseum 1-1 against the defending champs is v. impressive. As long as the Isles can keep the Bolts’ lethal power plays at bay, they’ll have a good shot to take Game 3 tonight at 8 p.m. ET. 

⚾️Box scores: The Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3–2; the Mets beat the Chicago Cubs 6–3