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Duke Brotherhood Playoff Watch: Nets Get A Huge Win As Kyrie Sits It Out

As Kevin Durant has a game for the ages

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NBA: Playoffs-Milwaukee Bucks at Brooklyn Nets
Jun 5, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving (11) reacts after making a basket against the Milwaukee Bucks during the second quarter of game one in the Eastern Conference semifinals of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Barclays Center. 
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In Tuesday’s Duke Brotherhood Playoff action, Kyrie Irving sat out Brooklyn’s Game 5 with Milwaukee due to an ankle injury, but Kevin Durant took charge and made sure that it didn’t matter in a 114-108 win.

Durant had a spectacular outing, scoring 49 points, grabbing 17 boards and passing out 10 assists for one of the great playoff triple doubles of all time.

The Nets saw James Harden return from a hamstring injury, but he was pretty ineffective, scoring just five points.

With the win, Brooklyn takes a 3-2 lead.

Unfortunately, there are plenty of reports suggesting that Irving will be out for the rest of the series.

However, he has some compensation as he became a father for the second time as he and girlfriend Marlene Wilkerson welcomed a baby boy although we’re not quite sure when.

On Wednesday, Seth Curry and the 76ers and Hawks play again with the series tied 2-2 while Quin Snyder leads the Jazz against Luke Kennard and the LA Clippers.