Stephen A. Smith remains firm in his belief that the Lakers or the Clippers, can not beat Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets.
The Brooklyn Nets faced off against a fully healthy Los Angeles Clippers squad last night and produced a thriller, just like the last time these two teams met.
With Kevin Durant still out due to a hamstring injury, Kyrie Irving and James Harden led the Brooklyn Nets to a 112-108 victory over Kawhi Leonard and his Clippers.
The deciding call would be a controversial offensive foul called on Kawhi Leonard who used his left elbow to nudge James Harden out of the way to get to the basket. Following this win over the Clips, the Nets have now won 6 straight games. Stephen A. Smith took to Twitter to voice his excitement over the Nets’ dominance while the game was still in play.
Stephen A. Smith is enamored by Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets’ play
During the game, Kyrie Irving surprisingly went for a dunk on the fastbreak. Irving isn’t accustomed to such rarified air and this play by the All-Star starter urged Stephen A. Smith to take to Twitter to reiterate what he said about the Nets back on First Take a while back.
Throw it down, then.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 22, 2021
“Did I just see Kyrie Irving double pump on a breakaway dunk? Man, ain’t nobody beating these Nets. I can’t see anyone beating these boys when it counts. Not with Anthony Davis being unhealthy.”
Holy S$&$! Did I just see @KyrieIrving double-pump on a breakaway dunk? Man….ain’t nobody beating these @BrooklynNets. Win or lose tonite, I can’t see anyone beating these boys when it really counts. Not with @AntDavis23 being unhealthy!
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) February 22, 2021
Smith believes the Los Angeles Lakers are the only real threat to beat the Brooklyn Nets as he firmly believes the Nets won’t have any trouble getting out of the Eastern Conference. The defending champs have been bit by the injury bug as of late as the 1B to LeBron James’s 1A =, Anthony Davis, will miss nearly month due to a strained right calf.
Stephen A fears that if Davis is unhealthy by the time the postseason rolls around, the Lakers would most definitely be at the Nets’ mercy. However, if Anthony Davis isn’t 100% come Playoffs time, the Lakers would have to worry about getting out of the West before putting their minds to reaching the NBA Finals.