Kyrie Irving left the Brooklyn Nets matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday after stepping on Giannis Antetokounmpo’s foot and suffering a brutal ankle injury.
The incident occurred in the second quarter of Game 4 of their second-round playoff matchup. Irving didn’t get back to the game. Brooklyn declared Irving suffered a sprained ankle. He had 11 points, five bounce back and two helps prior to making a beeline for the locker room for good.
Nets coach Steve Nash said X-beams taken on the point guard’s ankle were negative and the seven-time All-Star’s status for Game 5 was uncertain.
“We’ll have to see how it goes,” Nash said. “We’ll cross our fingers.”
By then, Brooklyn was uniquely down four points to Milwaukee. Yet, the Bucks’ lead would just escalate from that point.
The Nets relied heavily on Kevin Durant all through the remainder of the game. Durant was 9-for-25 from the field and 1-for-8 from three-point range. He drove the Nets with 28 focuses. He was one of two Brooklyn major parts in twofold figures in scoring. Irving was the other.
Brooklyn would lose the game 107-96 and the series is tied at two games each.
Antetokounmpo led all scorers with 34 focuses. He added 12 rebounds back too. His teammates Khris Middleton had 19 points, Jrue Holiday had 14 focuses and P.J. Exhaust had 13 points.