Kevin Durant is hampered by Celtic’s physical defense

We lost… I lost most of the balls. Six lost balloons… “, Number Kevin Durant Look at the last stats line. ” It helps (the Celts), it helps… ‘ the Nets player regrets after heaving a huge sigh and shaking his head. He is in fact the player who lost the most balls in this first round against the Celtics.

Before the Nets winger converted his first shot, he met a two-man shot from Jayson Tatum and Al Horford in a corner. Then it was Daniel Theis who stabbed himself just as he was about to plant his supports into the racquet’s heart. A few seconds later, Grant Williams “countered” him as he tried to lift the ball to fire his shot at the post.

They were very physical, they often touched him and certainly blocked rooms notes Steve Nash, who says he wants to take the time to analyze the images without overreact ‘ to help his player react in the second game.

As the New York technician says, it’s hard not to notice the physical dimension imposed by the Greens. Aside from some good 3-point exchange shots in the last quarter, the winger had to struggle to afford good shots. Countered by Jayson Tatum on a “jumper” which is extremely rare, he was also turned off from behind by Jaylen Brown as he mounted the circle ahead of Daniel Theis.

Slow down your game

They were good at getting me out of the circle and helping in the bat.”remarks KD about the systematic help of Marcus Smart and Co. “I need to get back to my basics in my movements. I feel like I’ve been “in and out” on certain recordings. I played fast and lost the ball. I just need to slow down and play my game. »

While Kyrie Irving caught fire in the last quarter, Kevin Durant lagged behind, coming along with 23 points on a weakling 9/24 on shots, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 6 losses. However, he used that match to overtake Jerry West as the eighth playoff top scorer (4,477 points).

After the game, a reporter pointed out that despite his small outing, the Nets ultimately only lost on the buzzer. “ We can see it that way, but I’m looking at what we can correct together to react to the next game ‘ the superstar rebounds, referencing the challenge of rebounding where his team has suffered and the ’50/50 balls’.

Beyond the collective response of the networks, his individual response is expected for Game 2.” Kevin is Kevin Durant for a reason “Warns Steve Nash to get ready.

Kevin Durant percentage jumps
season team GM minimum shots 3 points LF out of definition Early pd party international bp CT Points
2007-08 SEA 80 35 43.0 28.8 87.3 0.9 3.5 4.4 2.4 1.5 1.0 2.9 0.9 20.3
2008-09 IN ORDER 74 39 47.6 42.2 86.3 1.0 5.5 6.5 2.8 1.8 1.3 3.0 0.7 25.3
2009-10 IN ORDER 82 40 47.6 36.5 90.0 1.3 6.3 7.6 2.8 2.1 1.4 3.3 1.0 30.2
2010-11 IN ORDER 78 39 46.2 35.0 88.0 0.7 6.1 6.8 2.7 2.0 1.1 2.8 1.0 27.7
2011-12 IN ORDER 66 39 49.6 38.7 86.0 0.6 7.4 8.0 3.5 2.0 1.3 3.8 1.2 28.0
2012-13 IN ORDER 81 39 51.0 41.6 90.5 0.6 7.3 7.9 4.6 1.8 1.4 3.5 1.3 28.2
2013-14 IN ORDER 81 39 50.3 39.1 87.3 0.7 6.7 7.4 5.5 2.2 1.3 3.5 0.7 32.0
2014-15 IN ORDER 27 34 51.0 40.3 85.4 0.6 6.0 6.6 4.1 1.5 0.9 2.7 0.9 25.4
2015-16 IN ORDER 72 36 50.5 38.8 89.8 0.6 7.6 8.2 5.0 1.9 1.0 3.5 1.2 28.2
2016-17 GOS 62 33 53.7 37.5 87.5 0.6 7.7 8.3 4.8 1.9 1.1 2.2 1.6 25.1
2017-18 GOS 68 34 51.6 41.9 88.9 0.5 6.4 6.8 5.4 2.0 0.7 3.0 1.8 26.4
2018-19 GOS 78 35 52.1 35.3 88.5 0.4 6.0 6.4 5.9 2.0 0.7 2.9 1.1 26.0
2020-21 BRK 35 33 53.7 45.0 88.2 0.4 6.7 7.1 5.6 2.0 0.7 3.4 1.3 26.9
2021-22 BRK 55 37 51.8 38.3 91.0 0.5 6.9 7.4 6.4 2.1 0.9 3.5 1.0 29.9
In total 939 37 49.6 38.4 88.4 0.7 6.4 7.1 4.3 1.9 1.1 3.2 1.1 27.2

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