Nets guard Kyrie Irving has been the catalyst, averaging 27.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 5.3 assists on 47.9 percent shooting over his last six games, and is vowing that the team is focused, and no more distractions will take place.
“Let’s just go win ballgames, that’s really what the attitude is,” Irving said after the game on Monday. “No more excuses, more distractions, no more just throwing in these surprise injuries. We just want everybody to be healthy, everybody to have fun and come in and play their game.”
“That’s the type of team you want to be on,” Nets forward Kevin Durant said. “Regardless of what’s going on around you, everybody is staying focused and staying to the mission.”
After the win on Monday, the Nets are now 17-12 on the season and 1/2 game behind that Cleveland Cavaliers for third place in the Eastern Conference.