Shannon Sharpe not confident the Nets will come out of the East

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Brooklyn’s Big 3 of Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving played their first game together. Contrary to wide expectations, the Nets fell to the Cavaliers in double overtime.

This game left sports analyst Shannon Sharpe doubting whether the Nets will make it to the NBA Finals this season. “I don’t feel as strongly as I once did. For the simple fact their defense is worse than I thought it would be. They made the worst offensive basketball team look like the 2017 Warriors last night,” he said on UNDISPUTED.

Brooklyn is currently fifth in the Eastern Conference with 9 wins and 7 losses. They are just 1.5 games away from the Philadelphia 76ers (10-5) that sit atop.