The Boston Celtics crushed the Brooklyn Nets 0-3 in the first round of the playoffs. Kevin Durant admitted his overthinking to be a major factor in his poor performance. Despite Irving missing the majority of the regular season due to his COVID-19 immunization status, Kevin Durant and James Harden led Brooklyn to the No. 1 seed early in the season.
KD suffered an injury mid of January and couldn’t return to the floors till march, it has been a downfall of the roster since then ultimately leading to James Harden being traded to the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Nets made a comeback at the conclusion of the season to win the No. 7 seed in the play-in tournament, but it was pitted against the No. 2 Celtics in the first round, who had the best defense in the NBA during the regular season.
Durant is shooting 36.5 percent (19-for-52) from the field in three consecutive losses against the Celtics after being restricted to 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting in a 109-103 loss that left the Nets in a 0-3 series hole. Durant has not been able to create any rhythm against Boston’s dogged defense.
“I was just thinking too much, to be honest, this whole series,” Durant said. “Like how I approach the game. We got another game to play, another opportunity, and I’m looking forward to that.”
Lowering KD’s average of 30 points to barely 22 points, the Celtics’ defense didn’t wear off throughout the series.
“I feel like the first two games I was trying to be too aggressive,” Durant said. “A team that’s loading up on me, that’s trying to take me out of all my actions. I felt like I was still trying to force the first two games and watching the film, a lot of my teammates were open and they were knocking down shots, so I felt my approach to this game was to play off of everybody — get in the flow of the offense and let the ball move and find me.“
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The Boston Celtics’ defense, led by Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Marcus Smart, has been a major reason for Durant and Irving’s troubles.
“Man, we know what it is,” Durant said. “I don’t think no speech or anything will do it at this part of the year. You know what it is — we down 3-0. … On Monday, we’ll come out and play.“