The Brooklyn Nets have definitely performed better since Kevin Durant came off the injured list. But they’ll have their hands full this Wednesday when they visit Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies. Game time is 7:30 PM ET on ESPN.
The Nets (37-34 SU, 29-40-2 ATS) are 5-3 SU and 4-4 ATS since Durant made his return from a six-week layoff, but that still leaves them eighth in the Eastern Conference, four games out of the last guaranteed playoff spot with 11 games left in the regular season. Ben Simmons (back) might not make his Brooklyn debut until just before the postseason, and Kyrie Irving (anti-vax) still isn’t allowed to play in New York, but should be available to play in Memphis.
They haven’t clinched a playoff spot yet, but the Grizzlies (49-23 SU, 46-26 ATS) don’t have too much to worry about at this point; they’re second in the Western standings, winning five of their past six games at 3-3 ATS. Morant has played nearly as well as Durant this year, although he’s currently experiencing issues with his right knee and might not be available for Wednesday. Tyus Jones will presumably start at point guard if Morant sits.
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