Kevin Durant will ‘lead’ Nets to win over Bucks

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Kyrie Irving is out and James Harden may be compromised, but Jeff Green remains confident the Nets will win Saturday night’s do-or-die Game 7.

He says Kevin Durant won’t let it go down any other way.

Kevin Durant high-fives Jeff Green.
Kevin Durant high-fives Jeff Green.
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“I believe you guys have seen throughout his career what he’s capable of and what he’s done throughout the playoffs and just through his career,” Green said before the 8:30 p.m. game at Barclays Center (TNT). “I don’t think you need my viewpoint of how I see it. You see it yourself.

“The guy has been incredible. He’s been carrying us, and I believe (Game 7) won’t be different. He’s going to go out there, he’s going to play his heart out, put us on his back and lead us to the win.”

It’s not exactly Joe Namath or Mark Messier, but the Nets will have to defeat the Bucks without Irving (sprained ankle) and despite a limited Harden (hamstring) to keep their playoff run alive.

So that means the pressure is on Durant, who backed up his 49-point triple-double in Game 5 with 32 points and 11 rebounds in the Game 6 loss Thursday.

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