The Brooklyn Nets left a lot of jaws on the floor on Friday night.
The team has been suffering since trading away both Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant a few weeks ago.
Despite some flashes of brilliance from multiple players, it is clear that this team is no longer a championship contender because of that lost talent.
But they really should not be counted out either.
Mikal Bridges in Nets 28-PT comeback win:
Largest comeback in the NBA this season 🔥 pic.twitter.com/FUdmaBlovf
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 4, 2023
The Nets overcame a huge 28-point deficit against the Boston Celtics on Friday night, carrying themselves to a big 115-105 win over the second-best team in the East.
This was the biggest comeback in the entire NBA season so far and it was powered by Mikal Bridges’ incredible performance.
Bridges posted 28 points, 10 rebounds, and 4 assists to help his team secure an unlikely and shocking victory.
This isn’t the first time he has done wonderful work for his new squad.
Since coming over from the Phoenix Suns in the Durant trade, Bridges has seemed like a man on a mission, ready to prove to the Brooklyn fans that he is a great addition
He has played eight games for Brooklyn and has averaged 25.3 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 3.3 assists with a strong 53.1% field goal percentage during that time.
Compare that to his last few months with the Suns, when he was averaging 17.2 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 3.6 assists.
For the last few years, some fans have said that Bridges had the sort of talent to lead a team on his own.
But when playing alongside Devin Booker and Chris Paul, that was never possible.
He has been given that chance in Brooklyn and is showing how right those fans were.NEXT: NBA Analyst Makes Eye-Opening Prediction About Ben Simmons