Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets appear to have no chill at the moment, as they made sure that their cross-town rivals, the New York Knicks, were reminded that the Nets had just served them another defeat. Following Brooklyn’s 103-101 win against the Knicks on Sunday, the Nets and Durant took to social media to bask in their glory.
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) November 25, 2019
In all honesty, though, there’s not much glory in defeating the Knicks right now, as they are without question one of the worst teams in the NBA today. At this point, the hapless Knicks are at 4-13 and are ranked second-to-the-last in the entire league, above only the Golden State Warriors, who themselves have been having a complete meltdown of a season.
Nonetheless, a win is still a win, and for Durant and the Nets, a victory against their cross-town rivals still absolutely counts for something. This most recent victory is even more special considering the fact that Brooklyn have now defeated the Knicks twice this season following a 113-109 win back in October.
Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie was the star of the show on Sunday, as the 26-year-old went for a game-high 30 points (7-of-17 from the field, 13-of-14 from the line), three 3-pointers, four rebounds, four assists, and zero turnovers in 35 minutes of play.
That’s now three straight wins for the Nets, who aside from Durant, are also missing the services of their superstar point guard, Kyrie Irving, who continues to be out with a shoulder problem. With this recent run, Brooklyn are now 8-8 to start the new season, and it appears like the team is slowly getting into its groove.