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Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets are not at their best right now. Their offense improved greatly when they got James Harden, but their defense didn’t click and they suffer every time they hit the field.

Sunday night they played the Washington Wizards, the worst team in the league. The Nets scored 148 points, a very good mark, except that the Wizards scored 149 points. Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal had a great night and led the Wizards’ comeback. The game ended in a crazy sequence where Washington took control and shut down the Nets.

UNREALISTIC CONSISTENCY. pic.twitter.com/uTlWf89KQ4

– Hope Central (@TheHoopCentral) February 1, 2021

After the game, Durant responded by making it clear that he believes his team can turn the situation around and reach the level they want.

I believed in our team and our guys, and you know we’re going to bring them together on both sides of the ball.

Kevin Durant: I believed in our team and our guys, and you know we’re going to bring them together on both sides of the ball pic.twitter.com/SVNNTRJ0qJ

– YES Network (@YESNetwork) 1 February 2021

You need to get on both sides of the ball as quickly as possible. Every time teams play them, they drop a lot of points, which will be a problem for the postseason. They have the most points in one game this season, 149 last night against the Wizards and 147 against the Cleveland Cavaliers a few weeks ago.

Most points allowed in a game this season:

149 – Nets to the Masters tonight
147 – Nets to the Cavs pic.twitter.com/Us6RZPZeX

– StatMuse (@statmuse) February 1, 2021

Wizards lose 136 points in nearly 39 minutes pic.twitter.com/tm3Lb0qi7V

– NBA by ESPN (@ESPNNBA) 1. February 2021

Ironically, the Nets have one of the best offenses and one of the worst defenses of all time, which is why they play so strongly.

Nets from Harden trade:

122.6 Offensive Rankings
– Best in the league
– Would have been the best ever.

A defensive rating of 119.9 from
– the worst in the
league – would be the worst ever pic.twitter.com/B5EbhfuEzH

– StatMuse (@statmuse) February 1, 2021

The Wizards and Nets total 295 points, the second-highest total in the last 25 seasons, behind @ESPNStatsInfo.

– Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) February 1, 2021

They have the same record as the Houston Rockets since trading James Harden, but their defense has deteriorated, while the Rockets have the best defensive rating in the game. All of these things make you wonder if they made a mistake trading Harden or if they need to break the Big 3 to improve their defense.

Since Harden’s trade.

Rockets:
– 6-3 record
is the best defensive score in the NBA

Nets:
is a record 6-3
is the worst defensive score in the NBA pic.twitter.com/wnRPvpC5PF

– StatMuse (@statmuse) February 1, 2021

It’s not clear what they will do next, in a season that will be extremely difficult for them, especially with this defense. You must pull yourself together before it is too late. The Philadelphia 76ers, the Milwaukee Bucks and the Boston Celtics are set to play in the Finals, and if the Nets keep playing like this, they won’t stand a chance against them.

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