That Kevin Durant is pretty good. He helped steer the Brooklyn Nets to a 115-108 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the play-in tournament on Tuesday night to secure the no. 7 seed in the Eastern Conference in the NBA Playoffs.
Durant didn’t even have to do much, as it was his partner in crime Kyrie Irving who carried the load for the Nets, scoring 20 points on an immaculate 10-of-10 shooting from the field in the first half. But still, KD’s offensive prowess was once again on full display, finishing with 25 points with an array of shots from all over the floor.
While it’s not a secret that Durant is a walking bucket, his former teammate and now ESPN analyst Kendrick Perkins had to remind everyone about it on Twitter. He also made a bold declaration.
I repeat we have never seen a BUCKET like Kevin Durant. He can score from anywhere on the floor and he’s Efficient as they come. The greatest SCORER of All-Time!!! Carry the hell on…
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) April 13, 2022
The NBA has seen a lot of terrific scorers and KD is definitely up there. He, however, is still outside the top 20 in terms of career points, so one could argue that he is not the GOAT scorer. But Perkins isn’t just talking about the quantity, but the insane ability of Durant to get points.
Kendrick had a VIP seat to Durant’s scoring soirees during their time with the Oklahoma City Thunder, so he definitely knows what’s up.
With the win over the Cavaliers, the Nets will now face the Boston Celtics in the first round.