How the Utah Jazz might avoid ‘death lineup’ of playoff teams

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Utah Jazz’s potential final playoff opponent: Brooklyn Nets

This collection of Brooklyn Nets might be the most potent offensive team in NBA history. Two former MVP winners take the court along with several other players who are either superstars or have previously been named All-Stars.

Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving would love nothing more than to defeat the Western Conference in the NBA Finals. Durant and Harden left the West to team up with Irving in Brooklyn.

This Nets team, as currently constructed, looks like the championship winners on paper. However, an injury or just first-year growing pains might be the one thing that will stop them. The stars haven’t played many games together.

The Utah Jazz could beat this team, but they might need to rely on a couple of Brooklyn injuries.  One of those injuries would probably have to be Durant or Harden.