Nets star Kevin Durant’s legendary feat not even Michael Jordan, LeBron James were able to do
Kevin Durant place in the history books has always been in question. Should he be in the GOAT debate? Or does he lack the killer instinct to be in that category? Well, on Tuesday against the Milwaukee Bucks, the Brooklyn Nets star answered just that.
With Kyrie Irving out with a sprained ankle and James Harden rusty after forcing his way back from a hamstring issue, Durant took it upon himself to lead the Nets to a massive come-from-behind victory over the rampaging Bucks. KD tallied 49 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists to erase Milwaukee’s 16-point lead at the half and win 114-108.
Kevin Durant was in his Rucker Park bag tonight with a legacy game performance. KD became the first player in NBA playoffs history with 45+ points, 15+ rebounds, and 10+ assists in a game. Legendary performance with no Kyrie Irving and James Harden basically playing on one leg.
— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) June 16, 2021
Interestingly enough, after Kyrie went down in Game 4 and when Harden’s status was uncertain, Kevin Durant displayed an unbothered attitude as he stated that he would do what he usually does even without his All-Star teammates. And boy, he did walk the talk!
The win gave the Nets a 3-2 lead against the Bucks. More than that, however, they shifted the momentum to their favor as they head back to Milwaukee for a chance to close out the series.
Durant’s performance should also only give the Nets more confidence moving forward as if saying no matter how bad they play, KD will be there to get them back up.