Durant finished Saturday's Game 7 loss to Milwaukee in overtime with 48 points (17-36 FG, 4-11 3Pt, 10-11 FT), nine rebounds, six assists, one steal and one block in 53 minutes.
While the Nets came up short, it was another masterful performance for Durant, who carried Brooklyn for much of the series with Kyrie Irving (ankle) injured and James Harden (hamstring) limited. For the second time in three games, Durant went the full distance, playing the entire game and leading the way offensively for a Nets team that got all 111 of its points from the starting five. Late in regulation, Durant drilled a long, pull-up two-pointer with his foot on the three-point line to tie the game and force overtime. But Brooklyn was only able to muster two points in the extra period, with a Durant three-pointer falling well short with less than one second remaining. Nonetheless, it was a monster series for Durant, who topped 30 points five times and tallied 49, 32 and 48 points, respectively, over the final three games. More than anything, Durant officially reasserted himself as one of the NBA's most lethal scorers after missing all of last season while recovering from the torn ACL and dealing with a series of minor injuries throughout the 2020-21 regular season. Looking ahead to 2021-22, Durant will once again be among the league's elite fantasy players, while the Nets -- with Harden and Irving back healthy -- will likely be the team to beat in the Eastern Conference.
Durant closed with 32 points (15-30 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 0-2 FT), 11 rebounds and three assists in 40 minutes during Thursday's 104-89 loss to the Bucks.
Durant could not repeat his heroics from Game 5 but still managed a more-than-adequate scoring performance. Unfortunately, he received very little support from his teammates -- something that will need to be rectified to emerge victorious in Game 7.
Durant ended with 49 points (16-23 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 13-16 FT), 17 rebounds, 10 assists, three steals and two blocks across 48 minutes in Tuesday's 114-108 win over the Bucks in Game 5 of the series.
Durant carried the Nets on both ends of the court, as he played the entire game en route to posting his first triple-double of the current postseason. He's not going to log 48 minutes on a nightly basis, but the Nets needed him in this one, and he delivered big time. He's now scored at least 28 points in every game this series, and more performances like Tuesday's can be expected with Durant -- especially if Kyrie Irving (ankle) remains out and James Harden remains limited by the hamstring problem that only allowed him to return for Game 5 in a limited capacity.
Durant finished Sunday's Game 4 against Milwaukee with 28 points (9-25 FG, 1-8 3Pt, 9-10 FT), 13 rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block.
Durant got his numbers, but it wasn't an easy afternoon for the two-time Finals MVP, who was endlessly harassed by P.J. Tucker and needed 25 shots to get to 28 points. With Kyrie Irving exiting the game in the second quarter due to a sprained ankle, Durant was tasked with most of the heavy lifting, offensively, in the second half. And while he was able to keep the Nets within striking distance, Brooklyn played from behind for the entire third and fourth quarters. If both Irving and James Harden (hamstring) are unable to play in Tuesday's Game 5, Durant will again be asked to carry virtually the entire offense on his shoulders.
Durant provided 30 points (11-28 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 11 rebounds, five assists, four steals and a blocked shot across 43 minutes in Thursday's 86-83 loss to the Bucks.
The Nets were down by as much as 21 points early in the game, and it was primarily due to a sluggish start for Durant. He made up for it in the second half and helped erase a Milwaukee lead, but it wasn't enough to pull out a win. The Bucks were much more effective in double-teaming Durant and succeeded in forcing the Nets to beat them from the perimeter. Unfortunately for Brooklyn, none of its key scorers shot particularly well, and it showed in the total, as the Nets posted their lowest-scoring game of the season.
Durant finished with 32 points (12-18 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 4-5 FT), six assists, four rebounds, one steal and one block across 33 minutes in the Nets' 125-86 win over the Bucks in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals series.
The Nets seized control of the game from the opening tip and essentially locked up a victory by the end of the first quarter. As a result, Durant saw fewer minutes than usual, but that didn't stop him from posting another hyper-efficient fantasy line. Through the Nets' two easy wins over the Bucks, Durant has gone a combined 24-of-43 (55.8 percent) from the field. Brooklyn will now have a pair of off days before the series resumes in Milwaukee on Thursday.
Durant ended with 29 points (12-25 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 10 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal in 40 minutes during Saturday's 115-107 victory over the Bucks.
Durant was everywhere for the Nets as they took the upper hand in the series, powering to an eight-point victory despite the fact James Harden (hamstring) was ruled out after just one minute of action. Durant lives for this time of the year, so it was no surprise to see him firing on all cylinders. Game 2 is Monday and whether or not Harden is back on the floor, Durant should continue rolling on both ends of the court.
Durant closed with 24 points (8-16 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT), four rebounds, three assists and three blocks in 37 minutes during Tuesday's 123-109 victory over the Celtics.
Durant took a backseat to the James Harden show as the Nets finally put the Celtics out of their misery with another comfortable victory. Durant is firing on all cylinders right now and appears primed for what should be a mouth-watering matchup with Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks. Where this series takes us is anyone's guess, but fans simply need to sit back and enjoy the show.
Durant finished with 42 points (14-20 FG, 3-3 3Pt, 11-11 FT), five assists, four rebounds, two blocks and a steal across 40 minutes in Sunday's win over the Celtics.
Even though the Nets had an excellent offensive performance as a team, Durant was the undisputed star of the game with an efficient output and absolutely dominant stretches of play. That shouldn't be surprising considering the kind of scorer Durant is, but he seems to be taking his play to another level during the current postseason run -- he has scored 32 or more points in three of his four games so far. Durant is averaging 34.8 points per game while shooting an impressive 55.1 percent from the field so far in the series.
Durant posted 39 points (13-24 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 9-12 FT), nine rebounds, four steals, an assist and a block across 40 minutes in Friday's loss against the Celtics.
Durant has surpassed the 25-point mark in each of his three games of the current series, and in this one he ended just one rebound away from putting up his second double-double in that span. While Durant has been making an impact on the glass of late with five straight appearances of at least eight boards, most of his fantasy upside is tied to his scoring figures. He's been extremely efficient so far. Through three games on the series, Durant is shooting 45.5 percent from the field while averaging 32.3 points per tilt in that span.
Durant tallied 26 points (8-12 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 8-8 FT), eight rebounds, five assists, four blocks and one steal in 29 minutes during Tuesday's 130-108 win over the Celtics.
The 32-year-old has been dialed in over his first two games in the NBA playoffs, averaging 29.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.5 blocks and 1.0 steals in that span. Durant is also shooting a blistering 95 percent from the charity stripe, missing only once in 20 attempts. The 12-year veteran will look to keep up his phenomenal play in Game 3 on Friday.
Durant went for 32 points (10-25 FG, 1-8 3Pt, 11-12 FT), 12 rebounds, an assist, a block and a steal across 39 minutes in Saturday's win over Boston.
Durant ended the regular season with a 23-point performance but couldn't have wished for a better performance in his playoff debut, ending with a double-double while making an impact on both ends of the court. It's worth noting that Durant has scored at least 20 points in eight of his last 10 contests.
Durant totaled 23 points (8-10 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 6-6 FT), 13 assists and eight rebounds across 29 minutes in Sunday's 123-109 win over the Cavaliers.
Durant and Kyrie Irving put an exclamation point on their regular season campaign with a decisive win. The Nets are 6-2 with Durant, Harden and Irving in the lineup, so while eight games isn't a significant sample size, it's reasonable to assume we will see the big three right away after getting several days of rest. The combination will cause Durant's scoring to drop slightly, but he'll more than make up for it with nightly triple-double potential.
Durant posted 14 points (4-10 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 6-6 FT), seven rebounds, seven assists and three blocks across 29 minutes in Wednesday's win over the Spurs.
Durant didn't have his best shooting performance but still found a way to make an impact on both ends of the court, ending close to delivering a triple-double and recording multiple blocks for the fourth time over his last five games. Durant should bounce back when the Nets take on the Bulls on Saturday.
Durant posted 21 points (9-13 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-3 FT), eight assists, four rebounds, three blocks and one steal in 32 minutes during Tuesday's 115-107 win over the Bulls.
With Kyrie Irving (face) exiting after 21 minutes, Durant ended up as the team leader in assists and points. Tuesday also marked Durant's second game of the season with at least three blocks, coming up just one swat short of his season high.
Durant had 33 points (9-14 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 12-13 FT), 11 rebounds, seven assists, two steals and two blocks in Saturday's win over Denver.
Durant and Kyrie Irving (31 points) paced the Nets' offense and spurred a monster second-half run after Brooklyn fell behind by 15 after two quarters. It was a nice bounceback for Durant, who was coming off of a 20-point (7-21 FG) effort in Thursday's loss to Dallas. Over his last five games, Durant is averaging 33.8 points, 8.4 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.0 block with 3.2 made threes on 45.7 percent shooting from deep.
Durant registered 20 points (7-21 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 6-6 FT), nine rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal across 36 minutes during Thursday's 113-109 loss to the Mavs.
Durant was Jekyll and Hyde in Thursday's outing, going 6-for-10 in the first half before finishing with a 1-for-10 performance in the second half. Regardless, Durant topped 20 points for the eighth time in 10 games -- excluding his April 18 game when he left with a thigh injury -- and is still an elite fantasy performer. In a more recent sample, Durant is posting averages of 34.0 points, 7.8 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.8 blocks per game over his last four outings, all while attempting at least 20 shots in each contest.
Durant scored 32 points (11-22 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 6-7 FT) while adding nine rebounds, six assists, two blocks and a steal in 40 minutes during Tuesday's loss to the Bucks.
It was another elite performance from Durant in a clash with Giannis Antetokounmpo, although his numbers fell a little short of those posted by the Milwaukee superstar. Durant has dropped more than 30 points in four of five games since returning to action from a thigh bruise, averaging 33.2 points, 7.6 boards, 5.2 assists, 3.6 threes, 1.4 steals and 1.0 blocks over that stretch while shooting 56.1 percent from the field and a blistering 54.5 percent from beyond the arc.
Durant produced 42 points (16-33 FG, 7-13 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 10 rebounds, two assists and a steal across 40 minutes in Sunday's 117-114 loss to the Bucks.
Durant missed a last-second three-pointer that would have sent the game into overtime, but the Nets wouldn't have been anywhere close to tying the game without his heroic effort. Although he's put up his share of excellent performances with Brooklyn, Sunday's game was arguably his best yet. He crushed previous season-highs in shot attempts (33) and made three-pointers (seven), and went shot-for-shot against Giannis Antetokounmpo (49 points) in one of the best faceoffs this season.
Durant (rest) will play Sunday against the Bucks, Billy Reinhardt of NetsDaily.com reports.
As expected, after getting one game off for rest, Durant will be back in action Sunday. Over his past three appearances, he's averaged 30.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.0 blocks in 32.3 minutes.
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