To mention Kevin Durant is to make him possibly the best scorer of all time in the NBA. At the very least, from the modern era. “He is, as I have said before, the most talented basketball player in history in terms of size and ability to score in any way he wants. He showed it in the first quarter ”.
Steve Kerr was correct in this last observation about his former pupil. The Nets beat Golden State in the first quarter (34-31) with twelve points from the two-time Finals MVP. Meanwhile, his global numbers for the season also present an MVP aroma: 28.9 points, 8.1 rebounds and 5.0 assists with a shooting percentage from the field of 56.7%.
Then, the script of the meeting changed until it became a story that he is not used to. Durant missed all eight of his shot attempts in the third quarter as the Warriors outscored Brooklyn by 17 points. While Stephen Curry was the main executor of this 35-18 run, the burden fell on Draymond Green to neutralize the forward’s scoring momentum. “He was with him wherever [Durant] out of. You can’t possibly do a better job than Draymond did, ”Kerr said with satisfaction.
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