Could one of the main reasons the Boston Celtics lead 2-0 in their first-round playoff series with the Brooklyn Nets be one of the simplest explanations in the world of sports?

According to ESPN lead writer Brian Windhorst, that could very well be the case.

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Windhorst was recently on ESPN’s “Get Up” to talk about what happened in the first round of the 2022 NBA playoffs, and regarding the Nets-Celtics series, the ESPN analyst had a simple theory: fatigue.

The Nets had to fight their way through a terrible record run as superstar forward Kevin Durant was injured, and teammate Kyrie Irving couldn’t hold on full-time due to personal choices regarding COVID-19.

That put the Nets in a position to need Durant to play both heavy minutes in the final 10 games of the season and a play-in tournament game. Now the Nets face a defense created to tire players like Durant.

Watch the clip embedded above to hear Windhorst and the rest of the “Get Up” crew share their theories on what’s affecting the Nets.

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