Kevin Durant acknowledged after the victory over OKC Thunder that he has been playing with shoulder discomfort since the beginning of the season, the media reported. ESPN.
The Nets star continues at the pace of MVP and in the reunion with his old fans he reaped 33 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 steal in 34 minutes on the floor.
“It hurts a bit here and there, but I’ve been playing without problems. It has not hindered me much. I’m still getting treatment and I take it every day, ”Kevin Durant explained.
The player already had to bandage the area and rest during the last period of the game against the Orlando Magic where they obtained another solid triumph by 123 to 90.
The shoulder doesn’t seem to be limiting him though, as he’s currently averaging 58.6% on field goals and 42.4% on 3s. In addition, he has scored 20 more points in his first 14 games, and is one to match Karl Malone’s record of 15 in a row for a 33-year-old or older, according to ESPN Stats.
Against the Thunder he hit 9 of 17 attempts and 13 of 14 on free throws. “It has a little pinch,” Steve Nash noted. “But the ball keeps going into him, so I think he’s holding it. I don’t think it’s going to make it any worse, so he’s playing through it and I don’t think it’s horrible, “he added.
The Nets; however, they lost shooter Joe Harris, who sprained his ankle in the second quarter and did not return in the second half. «There is no news about it. It’s a sprained ankle, and we’ll have to evaluate it when we get home, ”concluded Nash.
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