The Brooklyn Nets were determined to sweep the season series against the Miami Heat in their matchup on Sunday, but the Heat had other things in mind. Despite not having Jimmy Butler, the defending Eastern Conference champions made it difficult on the Nets from the start.
Miami led by as many as seven in the first half. As the Heat kept applying pressure, some bad bad news struck the Nets. Kevin Durant had to exit the game with a thigh contusion after starting the game 3-3 from the field with 8 points.
Players on Brooklyn seemed down about the news, but Landry Shamet took it upon himself the find the much needed energy to keep everyone’s hopes up. He went off for 18 points on 7-10 shooting in the first half. As he caught momentum, the rest of the team followed his lead, even Kyrie Irving who started the game