Having lost star player Kyrie Irving to 'personal reasons' early in the season, the Brooklyn Nets have done well to get to 8-6 in the regular season. Currently 5th in the Eastern Conference, the Nets now face the Milwaukee Bucks in their next game on January 19, at 6:00 AM IST (January 18, 7:30 PM New York time). Irving has now missed six consecutive games - against the Philadelphia 76ers, the Memphis Grizzlies, the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Denver Nuggets, the NY Knicks, and the Orlando Magic, leaving fans once again asking "Is Kyrie Irving playing tonight?" Read on to find out the tentative Kyrie Irving return date and Bucks vs Nets live stream details.
Having recently acquired James Harden from the Houston Rockets, the Brooklyn Nets seem to be doing well for themselves. Despite the setback of not having their first-choice point guard, the Nets are on a three-game winning streak and on track to make it four, with a home game against the Bucks tonight. As Harden acknowledged in a post after his highly successful debut in the last game, the Nets are already doing well and are still to be at full power with Irving still missing from the roster.
The Nets have not made any comments about the star's whereabouts since the much talked about Kyrie Irving partying video (now removed from Instagram) surfaced a few weeks ago. The video shows Irving partying with friends and family - and maybe even Drake - in what is believed to have been a birthday celebration for his sister. After an investigation, the NBA declared that by partying maskless with people not in the bubble, Irving had broken the COVID-19 rules of the association and thus would have to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine.
However, with his name finally appearing in the roster as 'questionable' instead of the usual 'out', fans are hopeful that Irving will make a return in tonight's game. If for medical or other reasons he does not play tonight, Irving could at the most play in the Nets' next encounter, against the Cavaliers on January 21. Talking about the imminent return, Nets coach Steve Nash said, "Hopefully, we're close. I can't really give you a firm update on that. We do want to make sure he ramps accordingly so that he's not susceptible to unnecessary injury."
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