James Harden is expected to return to the Nets’ lineup Tuesday against the Clippers.
Harden was not listed on Brooklyn’s latest injury report after missing Sunday’s loss at Washington with a thigh contusion.
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 1, 2021
Harden’s return boosts Brooklyn’s offensive significantly as he has been averaging 24.3 points and 11.8 assists per game through eight games with the Nets.
Brooklyn’s Big 3 will look to regain its momentum following the late-game collapse against the Wizards. Before Sunday’s loss, the Nets were on a four-game winning streak and were 6-2 since acquiring Harden.
Now, the Nets face a star-studded Clippers team that is on a three-game win streak and has won 10 of their last 11. Led by Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, the Clippers have the best record in the NBA at 16-5.