Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden.
The Knicks share the town with the Big Three of the Brooklyn Nets, but in the previous two meetings, they have not shared the field-the Knicks have lost.
In other words, until Monday night at the Barclays Center, the Nets threatened to stay healthy and ready to face the Knicks as a trio. There is almost no guarantee, but at least there is a chance.
After the Knicks scored a 44-point victory in Detroit on Saturday, Reggie Block and Julius Randall entered the Zoom stage together after a combined 49 points.
When asked about the final face of the Big Three in the Nets, Rand and Brock sent targeted messages to the Brooklyn Bridge.
“We have a big 5,”
“15-year-old big man,” Randall pointed out quickly.
“Big Fifteen,” Bullock continued. “We have a very good team. We don’t really care about their Big Three. We know what kind of basketball we will be able to play. We focus on the game plan set by our team and coaches. This is what we care about – Knicks.”
Even with the Nets’ personal life and injuries, they are still in full swing-leading the Eastern Conference to 34-15 and entering Sunday’s Bulls game.
This is a season for the Nets to go all out, and even recently joined the former All-Stars Blake Griffin and LaMarcus Aldridge.
Knicks? They signed three-string center Norvel Pelle (Norvel Pelle), who had already had an impact on his blue-collar image when he made his debut. He played with a misplaced right index finger, took a free throw, and blocked two shots in the last 2 minutes of Saturday.
That is the 2020-21 Knicks-lack of stars, but no courage. At least they have this advantage in the Hollywood Nets of KD, Harden and Kyrie.
“We are worried about us,” Randall was selected for the All-Star for the first time this season. “We have a group of people. We try to play in the right way, we try to play. We are full of energy. We think we did and we have a chance to compete with anyone. It has nothing to do with them and who they have or not. This It’s about us, and there is a high level of competition every night.”
The Knicks have suffered all kinds of injuries on the roster-mainly to starting center Mitchell Robinson (Mitchell Robinson) because it does have depth.
It is indeed the 15 giants.
“This should be the mentality of every team,” Brock said. “There are 15 players on the roster. In our team, we have our leaders and coaches. We know how great we can do. That was our goal at the beginning of the year, to compete with everyone Have fun while having fun.”
Another key to the Knicks’ 25-25 record is that their top two players, Randle and RJ Barrett, are iron horses.
Randall missed a game. Barrett participated in all 50 games. Everyone has been injured due to recent injuries-Rand injured his leg and Barrett sprained his ankle. That’s not the culture of the Nets.
Along the East River, Durant has only played 19 games this season because of a hamstring strain after his Achilles tendon surgery was on holiday last season. Irving has spent a lot of his personal time, and Harden has recently been injured by a hamstring hit injury.
If Durant adapted on Monday, it would mean that in his two seasons with the Nets, he could have played 20 of 127 games (including the playoffs).
In contrast, in the two seasons with the Knicks, Randall played 112 of 115 games. But who is counting on this new NBA?
The culture of rookie coach Steve Nash is to stick to the endurance of the playoffs. Perhaps the endurance and chemical culture developed by Tom Thibodeau during the regular season will make them stronger in the playoffs.
Brock and Randall have always been part of the first five games, and the first five games have been stable for 42 games-regardless of whether the starting center is Robinson or Nell Noel.
“We know their talents,” Thibodeau said. “We will have to be prepared. Even if one person is absent, they still have a lot of talent and add more talent to their team. But we know that if we defend and keep turnover down, our ability will More than that.”