New York: James Harden leads Nets to victory

May 13, 2021
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New York: James Harden leads Nets to victory
Source: Frank Franklin II/Associated Press

🏀Nets: After sitting out 18 games due to a hamstring injury, James Harden finally took the court in the Nets’ 128–116 win over the San Antonio Spurs. Unfortunately, Kyrie Irving was sidelined due to a facial contusion suffered on Tuesday. Womp.

  • While Irving’s absence didn’t affect the result, it did mark the 63rd game of the teams’ 70 where at least one of the Nets’ Big Three players sat out.
  • With playoffs around the corner, fans are concerned that Brooklyn hasn’t had enough time to build the chemistry required to take them to a title. Guess we have to wait and see.

Knicks: The Knicks lost 101–99 to the LA Lakers in an overtime heartbreaker on Tuesday, putting New York in a seeding battle with the Atlanta Hawks and Miami Heat. After the Hawks’ win last night, they are currently in fourth place, with the Heat at five and the Knicks at six.

  • As long as the Knicks stay in the top six, they’ll avoid the dreaded play-in tournament, but the higher seed, the better.

⚾️MLB: The Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 1–0 last night for back-to-back wins against their divisional rival. The Yanks won thanks to a pop-fly RBI from center fielder Aaron Hicks, but otherwise it was a snoozefest compared to what we’re used to seeing between these squads.

  • The Mets extended their winning streak to seven when they crushed the Baltimore Orioles 7–1 yesterday. Despite former Mets pitcher Matt Harvey receiving a standing ovation from fans, he didn’t last long against his old club’s bats. Sorry not sorr