“I ain’t got to bed until 7:30”

James Harden and the Brooklyn Nets are tired. After four games in five nights, with two pairs of games on back-to-back nights (January 9-10 and January 12-13), the Nets have had a tough time of the past few days.

After losing to the Portland Trail Blazers on Jan. 10, the Nets suffered another loss in a straight set. They lost to OKC Thunder 109-130 on Thursday evening (January 13).

The Brooklyn Nets were without Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in this competition. Durant was rested for the game while Irving is banned from the Nets’ home games. James Harden attempted to carry the extra burden for the Nets with a 26-point game with nine assists, but it wasn’t enough to put the team past OKC Thunder.

Speaking to the media about the Nets’ hectic schedule over the past five days, Harden said:

“Tired… We had a flight to Portland. Then come back to Chicago. Then play understaffed tonight. It is much. Today was definitely a little frustrating because we wanted to win some transfers but it just didn’t happen.”

James Harden also spoke about the morning of the game when they flew in very early and gave low-key praise to the Thunder, saying:

“We got there pretty early. I should say five in the morning. I didn’t go to bed until 7:30 and then woke up early. It was crazy. We tried, man. They took some hard punches. On paper, they’re one of the worst three-point shooting teams in the league and have scored more than 20 three-pointers and they have to be given credit.”

James Harden reveals he didn’t get to bed until 7:30 this morning after the team arrived from Chicago at 5am: https://t.co/E2YYWx8ukW

Day’Ron Sharpe echoes James Harden’s comments about the Brooklyn Nets’ hectic schedule

James Harden wasn’t the only one to speak out about the Brooklyn Nets’ busy schedule. Rookie Day’Ron Sharpe, who was only starting his second game of the season against OKC Thunder, also commented on the issue. Sharpe said in his post-game comments:

“Physically, I didn’t know it was like that, with travel. Like last night, we came back at 5 a.m. and played a game the next day. I’ve never done anything like that. But I’m in the league, so I have to I do what I have to do. I don’t complain. I like to play.”

Day’Ron Sharpe on the Nets’ new, stacked schedule: “I didn’t know traveling was like that… I’m in the league so I gotta do what I gotta do. I’m not complaining, I love playing .” https://t.co/oVrqzT5uXt

The schedule isn’t getting any easier for the Brooklyn Nets. While they get a day off before hosting the New Orleans Pelicans on Jan. 15, the Nets will then embark on a four-game road trip. The journey takes them to Cleveland, Washington, San Antonio and Minnesota.

The good news for the Nets, however, is that there’s a day’s rest between each of those road games. This could mean they have all three Superstars, Durant, Harden and Irving available for competition.


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