In the 7th game, which superstar do you trust the most?
This is usually a question for LeBron James and anyone he fights against. However, Saturday night’s Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Brooklyn Nets created a different dynamic.
Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden have won four NBA MVP awards. Due to an ankle injury, Kyrie Irving’s state is still in doubt. With the opportunity to enter the Eastern Conference finals in the playoffs where LeBron left, which superstar will face the most pressure? Which franchise?
SN broke down the performance of all four superstars in the past 7th game to find the answer.
Kevin Durant in the 7th game
- Statistics: 4 games averaged 33.3 points, 55.4% shooting, 53.1% 3P%, 7.2 rebounds, 3.0 assists
Durant played four seventh games in his career, and his team’s record in these games is 3-1. Three of the games were played in Oklahoma City. The Thunder defeated the Grizzlies in the first round of 2014 and the 2015 Western Conference semifinals. The 7th most memorable game was a loss to the Golden State Warriors in 2016, which led to Durant signing with the Warriors. Durant also led the Golden State Warriors to victory over Houston in Game 7 of the 2018 Western Conference Finals. This is his first game with Brooklyn.
James Harden in the 7th game
- Statistics: 4 games averaged 24.2 points, 39.2% shooting, 24.3% 3P%, 5.0 rebounds, 5.2 assists
Harden has also participated in four seventh games in his career, and his team is 3-1. The Rockets lost to the Warriors in the 2018 Western Conference Finals. Harden scored 32 points but made 2 of 13 three-pointers. Harden played with Durant in the 2015 Oklahoma City game against Memphis. He led the Rockets to a victory over the Clippers in the 2015 Western Conference semifinals and a victory over the Thunder in the first round of 2020. He performed well in the 5th and 6th games against Milwaukee.
Kyrie Irving in Game 7
- Statistics: 26 points per game, 43.5% shooting percentage, 40.0 3P%, 6.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists per game
Irving made an unforgettable three-pointer in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors. This allowed the Cavaliers to win the NBA championship, but this was the only seventh game that Irving participated in. He missed two Game 7 of the NBA playoffs in 2018 when he was playing against the Bucks and Cavaliers with the Celtics. He may miss Game 7 against the Bucks again due to a sprained ankle. game.
Giannis Antetokounmpo in the 7th game
- Statistics: 22 points per game in a game, 41.2% shooting percentage, 25.0 3P%, 9.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists
Antetokounmpo only participated in a seventh game; lost to Boston in the first round in 2018. The two-time MVP is looking for him to enter the Eastern Conference Finals for the second time in six seasons. He will score 30 points and 17 rebounds in Game 6.
Which celebrity is online the most?
Harden and Irving did not participate in this conversation because they were both dealing with injuries. This boils down to Durant and Antetokounmpo.
Both superstars performed well in the series. Durant averaged 33.3 points and 10.8 rebounds per game, while Antetokounmpo averaged 30.5 points and 12.8 rebounds per game. Durant won the fifth game with a staggering 49 points. Antetokounmpo won the 6th game.
However, Durant has been there and did just that. If Antetokounmpo can beat Durant in this game, then the long-awaited NBA Finals breakthrough will become possible.
The pressure on Giannis is even greater here.
Which franchise has the most?
The Bucks have only reached the Eastern Conference Finals twice since 1986, and the last time the team won the NBA championship was in 1971. Milwaukee had a 2-8 record in Game 7.
The Nets participated in the NBA Finals twice in the 2002-03 season and won two ABA championships in the 1974-76 season. In the 7th game, the team has been 1-2.
Giannis may feel the pressure of the Bucks, but the super team mode is more pressured in this game. If the Nets cannot break through with the help of Durant, Harden and Irving, what will be the consequences of the 2021-22 season? Injuries are an important factor, but in the case of choosing them, the home team should win.