Kevin Durant scores season-high 53 points in victory vs. Knicks

Kevin Durant dominates for 53 points as Brooklyn holds off New York.

Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant put on another jaw-dropping performance Sunday afternoon, racking up a season-high 53 points in Brooklyn’s 110-107 victory over the New York Knicks. Durant scored 40 of his 53 points through the first three-quarters of action, finishing just one point shy from his regular-season career-high of 54 points.

The Nets star went 19-for-37 from the field, setting a career-high for field-goal attempts. Durant also had nine assists and six rebounds in his 60th career 40-point performance. His 53 points marks the most points by a Nets player against the Knicks in franchise history.

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Kevin Durant the one pulling the trigger on James Harden trade?

By Thursday morning, Durant dialed Nets general manager Sean Marks, sources said. While Durant had initially resisted swapping Harden for Simmons, Harden had finally forced his hand. Brooklyn’s spiral of losses and Harden’s freelancing behavior created an untenable situation. “Kevin’s the one that pulled the trigger with this,” another source with knowledge of the situation said. “Kevin’s the one that said, ‘Do this deal.’ There was growing concern that this entire season would be lost and then they’d lose James for nothing.”
Source: Jake Fischer @ Bleacher Report

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
What does everyone want to know from Harden, Morey, and Co. at today’s presser? – 10:17 AM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I’m very ready to put the Harden-Simmons, Brooklyn-Philly stories away and move on to basketball. Everyone was miserable. We get it. Do we really need more details about why everyone was

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Kevin Durant ejected vs. Pistons after shoving Kelly Olynyk

Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant was ejected from their 117-91 win over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night after he took a shot at Kelly Olynyk’s neck.

Durant, in the third quarter of the win at the Barclays Center, was following Pistons forward Saddiq Bey to the top of the key when Olynyk set a hard screen. 

Durant, in an effort to get through it, shoved Olynyk hard three times — including once to the neck — before Olynyk went sprawling to the floor.

Officials quickly called Durant for a flagrant 2 foul and was ejected from the game.

He finished the night with 23 points and five assists while shooting 10-of-13 from the field.

The ejection marks the second straight game where Durant either was or should have been ejected. Durant, officials admitted after Brooklyn’s 105-96 win over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night, should have been ejected from

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Here’s What Kevin Durant Said About Nets’ Teammate Kyrie Irving That Everyone Is Talking About

The Brooklyn Nets fell to 2-3 on the new season after losing to the Miami Heat 106-93, and dropping another game by double-digits. 

They also lost their second out of three games on their home-court. 

After the game, Kevin Durant who had 25 points and 11 rebounds, said something about Kyrie Irving that has the NBA Twitter world talking (see clip below from ESPN’s SportsCenter on Twitter). 

“Yeah, we do miss Kyrie,” Durant said laughing. “He’s a part of our team.” 

The quote states the obvious, but hearing those words come out of Durant’s mouth is still interesting. 

They are missing one of the best players in all of basketball, and until New York City lifts their vaccine mandate, or Irving gets vaccinated, they will continue to play without the seven-time All-Star. 

Technically, he could be a part-time player and only play games on the road, but the Nets have

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