Kyrie Irving is averaging his lowest scoring margins since 2015 when he put up 20 PPG on the Cleveland Cavaliers. Irving has only played a few games, so it’s understandable that he’s rusty – but for a player as gifted as he is, Irving will need to take over games offensively during the Nets’ current stretch of road games while allowing James Harden to act as a facilitatator. It seemed like the guard was making it a priority in the matchup on Monday with Cleveland when it’s not as needed from him.
Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving doubled down on his decision not to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in postgame comments Monday, cutting down any possibility that he might return to Nets home games in New York before season's end. The Nets said Sunday that an MRI on Kevin Durant's left knee revealed a sprained MCL, with no timetable for his return.