Kevin Durant takes snarky swipe at Celtics, Ime Udoka after Nets victory
Durant had an easy 21 points on 50 percent shooting from the field, passing NBA legend Allen Iverson for no. 25 on the career scoring list in the process.
It was the Nets’ first return to the Celtics’ home arena after meeting in the first round of the NBA Playoffs last season. KD has had memorable games at the TD Garden and he joked that having Ime Udoka as the new Celtics coach only made his latest conquest more satisfying (via ESPN).
“Coming into Boston’s a tough place to play. Now that Ime’s here makes it even sweeter.”
Of course, Durant and Udoka are no strangers to each other. Udoka served as an assistant coach for the Nets last season and also for Team USA, where he and Durant won a gold medal in this year’s Tokyo Olympics.
Durant hardly broke a sweat in 37 minutes against the Celtics, as the Nets opened a double-digit lead in the opening quarter and never looked back. It’s no wonder he had extra time to think of a snarky statement on the bench regarding Udoka, who’s stumbled to a 10-9 record in his maiden stint in Beantown.