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Although the Clippers are currently tied for the best record in the NBA, you aren’t really hearing about them too much. Paul George and Kawhi Leonard are both playing at MVP levels, Ty Lue has been excellent in his first year in LA and the newest pieces have been playing exceptional.
The talk of the league, and rightfully so, are the Brooklyn Nets.
Last week the Nets finalized a deal to bring James Harden to Brooklyn, adding him to a roster featuring Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.
While Harden’s talent is unquestionable, he has also brought drama throughout his career. When fans around the country were asked if it was more likely the Nets would turn into a disaster or a championship machine, a slight majority expect the team to become dominant. However, only a third of NBA fans expect the Nets to win a title.
Despite the uncertainty surrounding the team, one thing is almost unanimous among fans. When the Nets are in position to take a game-winning shot, Durant should be the one with the ball. 87 percent of fans picked Durant while eight percent picked Harden and only five percent picked Irving.
The Clippers will get their first crack at the Nets on Tuesday Feb. 2. They’ll travel to Brooklyn where they’ll face them in the second to last game of a six-game road trip. It’ll be interesting to see how both of these teams match up, as combined you could have a starting lineup in an All-Star Game between the two teams.
There’s no question the Clippers will have the upper-hand, as they’ll have more games together under their belt. It’ll be exciting to see how this Nets squad progresses and develops and how good of a team they can truly become.
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