James finished Sunday's Game 4 against Milwaukee with five points (2-6 FG, 1-3 3Pt), three rebounds, one assist and one steal. James provided a nice spark off the bench in Games 1 and 2 of the series, but he struggled in Game 3 (two points, 1-5 FG), and that carried over to Sunday's loss. With Kyrie Irving (ankle) exiting early, James had a chance to step up, but he took a few ill-advised shots and committed a pair of the Nets' 17 turnovers. In his 20 minutes, James finished as a minus-17 -- tied for the second-worst plus-minutes on the team. Nevertheless, with both Irving and James Harden (hamstring) very much questionable for Tuesday's Game 5, coach Steve Nash may have no choice but to again turn to James for increased minutes.
James tallied 12 points (5-11 FG, 2-4 3Pt), seven rebounds and three assists in 30 minutes during Saturday's 115-107 victory over Milwaukee. James was forced into a much larger role after James Harden went down with a recurrence of his hamstring injury. Despite scoring just 12 points, James hit a number of key buckets for the Nets just when the Bucks were making a charge. If Harden is going to be sidelined with his injury, look for James to assume the primary backup role, something he has been able to do with some success already this year.
James totaed14 points (6-16 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 0-1 FT), eight assists, four rebounds and two steals across 28 minutes in Sunday's 123-109 win over the Cavaliers. James is a solid addition to the backcourt corps and should provide excellent support for Kyrie Irving and James Harden in the playoffs. The Lamar product will likely see a good amount of cleanup work, as the trio of Harden, Irving and Kevin Durant should combine for some blowout victories in the first round.
James is signing a deal to stick with the Nets for the rest of the season, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. James has been productive over his two 10-day contracts, and the Nets have taken notice, rewarding him with a contract for the remainder of the season. The guard is averaging 6.6 points and 3.6 assists across 10 outings with the Nets.
James will start Wednesday's game against San Antonio, Billy Reinhardt of NetsDaily.com reports. The 30-year-old is making his first start for the Nets with Kyrie Irving (face) unavailable Wednesday. James Harden (hamstring) is returning from an 18-game absence and will have a minutes restriction off the bench, so James won't really be operating as Brooklyn's primary point guard.
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