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Who is Kevin Durant?
Kevin Durant, the full name Kevin Wayne Durant, was born September 29, 1988, in Washington, D.C., United States. Kevin Durant is an American professional basketball player.
He won the 2013-14 NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) award and established himself as one of the best players of his generation while still in his early 20s.
Durant was a basketball prodigy, becoming one of the best prospects in his early years in high school.
When he collided with the Heat’s Trevor Ariza, he received a contusion on his left thigh.
In the first quarter, he was injured while driving to the hoop for a layup.
Durant will be re-evaluated Monday morning, according to Nets coach Steve Nash.
The re-evaluation decides whether additional testing or imaging for the injury is required.
“He’s in pain,” Nash added. “However, we don’t know how severe. We’ll see how he wakes up tomorrow and go from there.”
Nash stated that he was arranging for Durant to join the Nets on their trip to New Orleans.
However, when Nash spoke to reporters, the medical staff in Brooklyn had not yet properly examined him.
Kevin Durant arrived on the court hoping to play the entire game for the Nets.
But his dreams were quickly dashed.
He was forced to exit the game early in the first quarter after becoming entangled with Ariza, resulting in a left leg injury.
Durant exited the game and was evaluated by the trainer before heading to the Nets locker room.
Durant finished the game with eight points and a rebound in just over four minutes.
He hit every shot he took from the field and has yet to miss.
The Nets are once again without Kevin and Harden
"Anytime one of our teammates goes down, anything like that happens, it's definitely going to take a hit for us," said Nets player Kyrie Irving.
“And he’s just returned. We just hope it’s not too bad and that he can recover, but it clearly has an impact on our continuity at times.”
Durant was injured frequently this season and only returned to the Nets on April 8th.
He came off the bench in his first game back after missing nearly two months due to a right hamstring ailment.
The Nets are still without James Harden, who has been out for a week and a half with a right hamstring strain.
Harden worked out in Miami on Saturday and is on his way back, according to Nash.
Durant, Harden, and Irving, the Nets’ Big Three, have only played seven games together this season.
“We’ve had a lot of guys come in and out of the lineup. “There’s nothing new for us,” Nash remarked.
“While he hadn’t gotten a chance to chat to Durant,” Nets forward Jeff Green said after Sunday’s game.
He is aware that Durant is “disappointed that it’s happened repeatedly over the last couple of weeks, and he just wants to be out there playing.”
“When they do come back,” Green added, “we just have to ready ourselves for what the next plans are.”
Whether it’s the final 10 games of the season or the playoffs.
So, once everyone is healthy, we’ll look ahead and see what we have to contend with.”
The Brooklyn Nets were defeated by the Miami Heat
On Sunday, the Brooklyn Nets faced the Miami Heat, who defeated the Nets 119-117 at the buzzer.
Durant departed the game early with a left thigh injury, dealing a significant blow to Brooklyn.
Despite the injury, the Nets did an excellent job of fending off the Heat until the closing seconds.
However, Heat center Bam Adebayo hit a game-winning buzzer-beater in the end to give the Heat a much-needed victory.
Both teams started equally well, not allowing each other to take a large point lead.
Miami took a one-point lead over the Nets in the first quarter and began to increase it.
At the end of the second quarter, the Heat’s one-point lead had grown to four points.
However, the Nets quickly recovered in the third quarter, cutting the Heat’s four-point lead to two points.
The game became more intense as they approached the fourth quarter when both teams tied the score at 107-107.
However, Bam Adebayo’s buzzer-beater gave the Heat the victory.
Bam Adebayo led the Heat in scoring with a double-double of 21 points, 15 rebounds, and 5 assists in the win.
Goran Dragic had 18 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 assists, and Kendrick Nunn had 17 points.
Similarly, Trevor Ariza had 15 points, 9 rebounds, and an assist, while Duncan Robinson had 11 points.
Landry Shamet led the Nets in scoring with 30 points, while Kyrie Irving finished with 20 points, 4 rebounds, and 9 assists.
Similarly, Joe Harris had 12 points, while Jeff Green, Bruce Brown Jr., and Durant each had eight.
Timothe Luwawu Cabarrot added 7 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists to Blake Griffin’s 7 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists.
The Brooklyn Nets will now play the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday, while the Miami Heat will play the Houston Rockets on Monday.