After the Nets defeated the Bucks on Tuesday night to lead 3-2 in their seven-game series, Reggie Miller tweeted a question about Brooklyn’s strategy before Game 6 .
What if the team chooses to let Kevin Durant and James Harden sit down to ensure they rest before Game 7? Miller cited Durant’s “playing time” as one reason the team should consider doing so.
I just want to throw this out and see how it will react… If your Steve Nash and the Nets, you will sit with James Harden and Kevin because of the long playing time tonight Durant’s sixth game and pushed all the chips to the center of the table in the seventh game? ?
-Reggie Miller (@ReggieMillerTNT) June 16, 2021
Durant played 48 minutes against Milwaukee and became the first player to complete this feat since LeBron James completed this feat in the 2018 playoffs with the Cavaliers. At the same time, Harden was still taking care of a hamstring injury, which made him questionable in Tuesday’s game.
However, fans, former players and even Velveeta let Miller know that they thought his ideas were absurd.
Reggie won’t be a smart OG now haha…
-Isaiah Thomas (@isaahthomas) June 16, 2021
According to sources, the Bucks have just agreed to part ways with Mike Budenholzer and decided to hire Reggie Miller as their new head coach. https://t.co/X1nJfXeSrg
-Molly Morrison (@mollyhannahm) June 16, 2021
What is certain is that even if the playing time is long, the Nets will not let Durant and Harden sit together in a potential series against the Bucks. They may be veterans, and Harden may be dealing with injuries, but if you can play, you won’t be in the playoffs.
It makes little sense to save them in the 7th game because they can avoid winning in the 6th game.
Therefore, these two stars will hope to lead their team to the Eastern Conference Finals without Kyrie Irving (ankle).