One of the stars of the Brooklyn Nets, Kyrie Irving, suffers a sprained right ankle and will not be able to play the fifth game of the semifinals of the NBA Eastern Conference against the Milwaukee Bucks, announced the coach of the team, Steve Nash.
Irving had sprained his ankle on a play under the rim during Game 4 of the series on Sunday, which his team lost to the Bucks on Sunday (107-96).
Nash admitted he “had no idea” of the player’s ability to bounce back and finish this series against the Bucks, who are tied at two wins each.
Irving will not be on the court at Barclays Center on Tuesday for this fifth, critically important game for Brooklyn. Especially since the New York team must already do without former MVP James Harden for three games.
Harden, injured in the hamstring in his right thigh, continues his rehabilitation and his status for Game 5 has not been established by the Nets’ leadership.
Of the “Big-3” that the Nets are betting on to win the NBA title, only Kevin Durant, team leader, is on the court for the moment, averaging 31.3 points in these playoffs. AFP (HN)