The Brooklyn Nets have been anticipated to lose this sport to the Indiana Pacers by a substantial margin after a number of individuals reported that the Nets rested eight gamers, together with all the beginning lineup. When it was recognized that the Pacers weren’t resting any of their groups, this sport was an automated loss within the eyes of most individuals.
Nets middle Day’Ron Sharpe did not consider it for a second. The previous North Carolina Tar Heel believed he and his teammates couldn’t solely make this aggressive, however win the sport.
In Saturday’s 136-133 upset win over the Pacers, Sharpe did his half by posting 20 factors and 12 rebounds within the successful effort. He defined after the sport that reserves are nonetheless NBA gamers on the finish of the day and nothing ought to be taken as a right:
“I personally really feel like in case you’re within the NBA, you are within the NBA for a cause. We’re all NBA gamers. All of us play basketball. Simply because we’re younger, guys are likely to to look down on us. Simply because we do not play on the courtroom typically, the fellows look down on us. However, we did that final yr too. When everybody was out with COVID, and there is not any had that us and KD (Kevin Durant), us younger individuals, stepped in once more and did the identical factor tonight, our younger group is particular.
Brooklyn’s subsequent sport is Monday on the Washington Wizards.