Kevin Durant spoke to reporters about how he came prepared to go up against a tough team like the 76ers, and was proud of how everyone on the team stepped up to contribute to the win.
Is it his four NBA Championships and NBA Finals MVP trophies? His eight straight Finals appearances from 2011-2018? The fact he’s third on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, ninth on the league’s all-time assists list, and the only player ever with more than 9,000 career points, 9,000 career assists, and 9,000 career rebounds?
Kevin Durant had 29 points, 15 rebounds and 12 assists, James Harden scored 20 points and Brooklyn closed with a 16-1 run to beat Philadelphia as each team played without a much-discussed star guard. The Nets were missing Kyrie Irving, who isn’t with the team due to his refusal to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Ben Simmons sat out the home opener for personal reasons and the Sixers do not know when the three-time All-Star will return.