Brooklyn Nets talisman Kyrie Irving has been in sublime form. Irving came up with his sixth 25-point performance of the season to continue his good run. The linchpin dropped off 27 points and 11 assists against Denver Nuggets but his efforts went in vain as his team lost by a 20-point margin as they went down by 124-104.
This was Nets’s eight straight loss and they have definitely veered off the track. They have a 29-24 win-loss record in the ongoing season and they are currently placed in the seventh position in the Eastern Conference standings.
Meanwhile, Brooklyn Nets has had to play without Kyrie Irving at their home venue of Barclays center due to the player’s reluctance to get vaccinated. However, Irving is hopeful that something could change in the coming weeks. Irving had joined Brooklyn Nets last month but as he is unvaccinated, it is troubling Brooklyn Nets.
“I’m keeping a positive mindset that anything can happen in these next few days or next week. Just crossing my fingers that something can come up either before All-Star break or even just after. I’m definitely keeping a positive attitude in that sense.”
On the other hand, Irving showered praise on Cams Thomas and called him a born scorer. Thomas was the second-highest scorer behind Irving against the Nuggets as he scored 20 points in 28 minutes.
“If you’ve watched any film on him, he’s a born scorer and we want him to do the little things that would make him even greater… I’m going to continue to be in his ear and just tell him that both ends of the floor matter. He’s just a good listener, so when you see him progressing, I’m not surprised.”
Brooklyn Nets need to turn the tables in the upcoming matches to make a solid comeback. The Nets will look to end their losing streak as they will next face Boston Celtics on Tuesday night.