In recent weeks, Brooklyn has entered a tight race for first place in the East, as the 76ers trail by one game as of April 24th. In some rough news on the injury front, James Harden is still out with his hamstring issues, as he has been struggling with them since the beginning of April. Kevin Durant, who suffered an injury early in a game against the Heat, took the floor versus the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night. Off the bench, KD scored 33 points in 28 minutes and shot 12-21 in the process. Brooklyn took home a hard-fought 128-119 win over Phoenix, with Kyrie Irving contributing 35 points as his streak of dominance continues.
In other news, The Nets announced they have officially signed Mike James, who filled a much-needed guard role. James played in his first game at Barclays against the Suns, logging two points in seven minutes of play. Spencer Dinwiddie, who suffered an ACL and MCL tear early into the season, was revealed to be eyeing coming back in the playoffs. This would be a miraculous comeback for Dinwiddie, and great news for the Nets, as Dinwiddie will contribute key scoring off the bench. Finally, Kyrie Irving recently confirmed that he is taking part in Ramadan, where he will be fasting from sunrise to sunset which includes not drinking water. Though the holiday will make it tougher for him to play, he seems unphased, averaging 25 points and 9 assists since April 14.
By, Matthew Pastier