The Brooklyn Nets May Have Turned Season Around With Massive Comeback

Brooklyn Nets players Mikal Bridges, Steph Curry, and Cam Johnson

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The Brooklyn Nets are a downright soap opera at this point. Seemingly every day this cursed franchise has another storyline about something that has gone wrong.

This season saw the team trade away its two franchise players in Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. Irving is now with the Dallas Mavericks, while Durant is with the Phoenix Suns.

This came after a year-long saga that was mostly the fault of Kyrie Irving. Irving, who has long been a headcase, was involved in actions that many deemed antisemitic, causing him to be suspended from the team at the beginning of the season. After a while, the situation became untenable and the Nets moved on in early February.

After that, Kevin Durant requested a trade, and they granted his wish by sending him to Phoenix.

They retooled from those trades with players like Dorian Finney-Smith, Mikal Bridges, Spencer Dinwiddie and Cam Johnson. But, the team has been struggling. Since the Durant trade, the Nets were 2-6 and falling quickly.

It looked like they would be going to 2-7 as they traveled to Boston Friday night and found themselves down 51-23 midway through the 2nd quarter and looking likely to be heading for another loss. But, they rallied back and won the game, and maybe saved their season, 115-105. Mikal Bridges led the Nets with 38 points.

And, it’s the largest comeback of the season for any NBA team.

It will be interesting to see if the Nets can build on this and stay out of the play-in. They are currently the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference.