Jeff Green emerges as strong veteran voice in Nets locker room after loss to Hawks

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Nick Friar
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Tough games like Brooklyn’s 114-96 loss to the Atlanta Hawks is a prime example of why it’s important to have veterans with strong voices on the roster. While Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan have all been around for plenty of time, it was Jeff Green who made sure the team stuck together after the loss.

“What he said was 100% accurate,” Joe Harris said of Green’s message on a Zoom call with reporters Friday. “The game was pretty similar to the last time we played against them, but we had just played particularly well offensively and it saves us. On a night like tonight, you hope your defense is a little bit better, but it was about the same and the offense wasn’t there. … We know what we have to clean up.”

Durant was the first to harp on Green’s message after the loss, standing by his longtime friend. And while Green revealed others also chimed in after the loss, but it’s clear his message struck a chord.

“This is a long season. The main goal is at the end of the season, it’s not right now,” Green said on a Zoom call with reporters after Friday’s loss. “So, if we continue to watch film, learn where we can better ourselves, better our team, find ways we can helps this team win, we’ll get to the end goal. But right now, we just have to focus on what we need to do to accomplish to win these games that we should win to prepare us for where we wanna be.”

OddsMoney LinePoint SpreadTotal Points
Miami
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Brooklyn
--7.5U 231.5