3 reasons the Brooklyn Nets can still make a playoff run

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Apr 6, 2022; New York, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets power forward Kevin Durant (7) looks to make a move against New York Knicks shooting guard RJ Barrett (9) during the second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

The Brooklyn Nets are gearing up to compete in the play-in tournament, but their season can go far beyond the tournament.

The Brooklyn Nets have not had the smoothest season. Kyrie Irving has missed a number of games because of New York’s vaccine mandate and the Nets have had to play some games without Kevin Durant because of injuries. Despite these setbacks, the Nets still managed to make it to the play-in tournament and they have a chance to make a deep playoff run.

3. Offense wins games

The saying offense win games, but defense wins championships is accurate. But when it comes to the Nets, offense is very important. The Nets have two of the greatest offensive players in the game, Irving and Durant. Durant is averaging 29.5 points a game and Irving is averaging 27.1 points per game this season.

Both Durant and Irving have shown throughout their careers that they can handle big moments and fans can expect nothing less from them in this playoffs. With Mayor Eric Adams lifting the vaccine mandate, Irving can now play home games. He is expected to take some of the load off of Durant offensively. The Nets can also depend on Seth Curry, who was acquired from the Philadelphia 76ers for James Harden, to make shots.

Curry is averaging 15.1 points a game and has had a couple of high-scoring games in his short time with the Nets. He can provide much-needed scoring on nights when Durant or Irving may be off their game.

Curry is currently injured but he is not expected to miss the remainder of the season.

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