Kevin Durant injured knee, all of Brooklyn holds its breath

When Kevin Durant grinned, all of Brooklyn held its breath… The night’s meeting between the Nets and the Heat took another turn when Kevin Durant found himself on the ground for the first time, after a knee-to-knee exchange -touchdown with Kyle Lowry , then a second one, after taking weight from Jimmy Butler on his right leg.

After taking a knee on two possessions, and taking a 3-pointer to the head of Tyler Herro, KD quickly waved Jacque Vaughn out, heading to the locker room. Soon after, the New York franchise confirmed that he would not return to complete the encounter.

“Just beside me… These actions are terrifying. Because when someone isn’t watching what’s going on, anything can happen. I’m grateful for the time he spent in the gym, healing his body, to save him from something that could have been worse.”Kyrie Irving said after the game.

The victory over the Heat didn’t really ease the anxiety in the Brooklyn camp. As much as Kyrie Irving wants to be reassured about his teammate’s mental state, we’re getting ready to play without him on the Nets side.

“He’s in a good mood, like all of us”added the leader. “The strength of our team is to support each other. We’re ready to face whatever is thrown at us… I think one of the greatest qualities of our team is our bench and the way we support each other, no matter who starts. And now it’s time to go out and describe that until we know Kevin’s return schedule and when he’ll be available again.”

The Nets are willing to do whatever it takes to cover his potential absence

It’s the same story for Joe Harris and Nic Claxton, who know the quality of their group and its capabilities even without Kevin Durant, as long as the duration of his absence remains reasonable.

“He’s a central element for us offensively, but even defensively because he’s been a top circle defender this year”underlined Joe Harris. “He defends against the best players. Obviously it’s going to be a blow for us, but at the same time it gives everyone else opportunities and we have a lot of bench depth for reasons like that, for everyone to step in and try to fill that void. that.

Last night, Seth Curry brought the Nets much-needed help back to business with 9 of his 14 points in late action.

In later matches, it may be up to other “role players” to raise their level of play.

“I think everyone needs to be involved”Nic Claxton confirmed. “This is not the first time he has gone out or Kyrie has gone out. Everyone needs to invest a little more and everything will be fine. We hope that he will be available in the next game, but whatever happens, we will adapt and everything will be fine”.

This would be good news because the Nets find the Celtics, who are riding a five-game winning streak against Brooklyn, between the first-round sweep of the last playoffs and the current regular season. “We’ll knock on wood and see what happens tomorrow”concluded Jacque Vaughn.

Kevin Durant Percentage Bounces
Season Team GM minimum Shots 3 points LF Off Def Early p.d party Int 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 GO ON 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 GO ON 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 GO ON 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 GO ON 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 GO ON 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 GO ON 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 GO ON 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 GO ON 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
2022-23 BRK 38 36 56.0 37.6 93.5 0.3 6.4 6.8 5.4 2.4 0.8 3.5 1.5 30.0
Total 977 37 49.8 38.4 88.6 0.7 6.4 7.1 4.3 1.9 1.1 3.2 1.1 27.3

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