James Harden could make his return to the court tonight in Game 5 of the Brooklyn Nets-Milwaukee Bucks series. The Beard got hurt in Game 1, missing the next three games with a hamstring injury.
Nets' head coach Steve Nash was cautious with Harden's progress over the last couple of days, but it seems like the 2018 NBA MVP is returning to action tonight to help his team take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, unless something bad happens in the pregame warmups, Harden will suit up tonight.
Nets‘ James Harden plans to play tonight in Game 5 vs. Milwaukee barring a setback in pregame warmups. He’s been upgraded to questionable.
This is great news for the New Yorkers. After losing Harden, Kyrie Irving also went down with an ankle injury. Having The Beard back is very important for them, especially after the Bucks tied the series at the Fiserv Forum.