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Sixers will keep asking about Kevin Durant?


According to Heavy Sports insider Sean Deveney, the Sixers will almost certainly inquire about Durant at a time when the Nets are once again under a mountain of internal and external scrutiny. “There is no doubt the Sixers have asked on Durant, they did in the summer, and will keep asking about him,” an Eastern Conference executive told Deveney. “But the Nets are going to be a little put off by them already because of the Ben Simmons thing because they feel like they were set up to give away James Harden all along. So the Sixers burned them once, do the Nets want to go back and say, OK, sure, we’ll do a KD deal, too.”
Source: Spencer Richardson @ Heavy.com

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Jayson Tatum enters tonight’s game with OKC needing 9 points to regain the NBA scoring lead from Kevin Durant.
The Thunder’s Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 37 Sunday at MSG to move into 5th. pic.twitter.com/zIBPLWiKoR2:10 AM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Durant on Westbrook: “He’s just going to hack me the whole time. He was doing that s– since we were 18 … The role Russ is playing right now, he’s affecting the game in many different ways. 12 assists, 4 turnovers, 14 points – he came in here and put his imprint on the game.” – 12:55 AM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Kevin Durant on Lakers players on the sideline yelling “Get up” anytime he had the ball: “It’s funny when the whole team is coaching up my possessions. I think it’s cute. They show they got a lot of respect for my game.” – 12:49 AM
Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Nets’ Kevin Durant on being defended by Lakers’ Russell Westbrook: “He’s just going to hack me the whole time. He’s been doing that s—- since we were 18 or 19.” pic.twitter.com/gQftOpeb9012:29 AM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Kevin Durant on Pat Bev’s trash talk and Russell Westbrook defending him pic.twitter.com/2BNxHjJIvX12:17 AM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Kevin Durant on not playing against LeBron James since Dec. 2018 pic.twitter.com/neIDrb0PfV12:13 AM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Jacque Vaughn said the delay of game, the second one, came from the team being up off the bench when Kevin Durant brought up the ball up. The Theo Pinson rule struck the team. – 12:03 AM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Final: Nets fall to the Lakers 116-103 in a game they never led. Kevin Durant finished with 31 in a game where he did not have Kyrie, Simmons, Curry and lost Nic Claxton essentially after halftime. Anthony Davis dominated. Team heads to Sacramento next. – 11:55 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Kevin Durant being in the game right now is a very, very strange decision. – 11:45 PM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
The Nets look completely out of gas — and have throughout the night on the second night of a back to back. Lakers outscoring Nets 54-40 in the paint. KD just hasn’t gotten it rolling here in the 4th — and Brooklyn doesn’t have another answer. – 11:41 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
The Nets cannot buy a basket in this fourth quarter.
KD or anyone else. – 11:40 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
From @BKN_NETSPR: Players to score 25+ points in each of their team’s first 14+ games of a season in NBA history:
Wilt Chamberlain – 1961-62 and 1962-63
Elgin Baylor – 1961-62
Rick Barry – 1966-67
Michael Jordan – 1988-89
Kevin Durant – this season – 11:34 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Markieff Morris has five assists tonight, second to KD’s six. – 11:24 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
Russ is outwardly geeked for any scenario matched against Durant. AK – 11:20 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Nice surge led by KD to end the 3rd quarter for Brooklyn.
They trail by three heading into the 4th. Need to find an answer for Anthony Davis. – 11:19 PM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
The rarely seen delay of game on the Nets — when the Nets had possession of the ball. KD and Vaughn were incredulous at that call. Nets showed signs of life in the 3rd — KD is up to 21 points. Russ started the game well — now he’s 3-for-14 from the field. – 11:19 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
End of the third quarter: Nets trail the Lakers 80-77. KD is heating up. He’s up to 21 points. Big 3 by Royce O’Neale at the end of the quarter. Can they close this one out? – 11:19 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
woooo KD and AD going shot-for-shot right now like it’s all-star weekend. – 11:17 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Kevin Durant just made a three over Nunn, and had something to say to Pat Bev on the bench. Pat nearly ran onto the court at the provocation. – 11:16 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kevin Durant hits another 3 and then motions to the Lakers bench. Seemed to point upward at them. – 11:15 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Russ tried to cross Kevin Durant over. This time Durant wound up with the rejection. KD then goes down the court, hits a 3, gets the foul and complete the four-point play. Nets trail by eight. – 11:14 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
KD returns the favor on Westbrook with a strong block of his own – 11:14 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Lakers strategy is literally “we will live with anyone besides KD shooting on the perimeter.”
It has worked.
And the Nets are back to the defense of old on the other end. – 11:11 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Halftime: Lakers lead the Nets 55-46. Markieff Morris swishes the full court shot well after the buzzer. The crowd liked it at least. Nets offense was ugly. Just 2-for-16 from 3. Ed Sumner with nine, KD with eight. Energy is lacking. Can that change for the second half? – 10:39 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
HALF: Lakers 55, Nets 46.
Lakers have led the whole time, the biggest factor is Brooklyn’s 2 for 16 mark on 3-pointers and KD’s 8 points on just six attempts. Anthony Davis has 16 points, Lonnie Walker with 11, Russ with 8 points and 5 assists. – 10:38 PM
Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
Westbrook blocking Durant is making me emotional pic.twitter.com/GFBTb2Bafv10:15 PM
The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
Russ with the STUFF on KD 👀
pic.twitter.com/hOGiHQYDJz10:14 PM

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
First quarter: Lakers 26, Nets 22
Lonnie Walker leads the Lakers with 11 points. AD has 8 points and 8 rebounds. The highlight of the frame was KD sizing up Russ, spinning away from him and Russ blocking his shot from behind. LA is winning the rebounding and FT battles early. – 10:11 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
End of the first quarter: Nets trail the Lakers 26-22. Cam Thomas with seven points, KD with four on 1-for-4 shooting. Nets just 1-for-6 from 3, 8-for-22 from the field. Lakers shooting just 35 percent from the field. Lonnie Walker has 11 points on three shots. – 10:10 PM
Barbara Barker @meanbarb
Crowd goes crazy as Westbrook blocks KD. Lakers lead Nets, 26-22 at the end of first quarter. – 10:09 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Russell Westbrook with a dramatic block on Kevin Durant that I’m sure won’t be replayed endlessly. – 10:08 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Russ blocks KD from behind(!!!). – 10:08 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Russ just blocked KD. – 10:08 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nets second unit right now is KD, DDJ, Kieff, Yuta and Cam. – 10:06 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
KD with his first made FG more than six minutes in. Pat Beverley has had ups and down but clearly relishes the assignment. – 9:55 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Ben Simmons is out tonight. Nets starters in LA: Sumner, Harris, Durant, O’Neale and Claxton – 9:02 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Same starters for Brooklyn: Sumner, O’Neale, Harris, Durant, Claxton – 9:01 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Kevin Durant work with Nets assistant coach Brian Keefe pic.twitter.com/ssXnZ7IcIj8:31 PM

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
James Worthy and Kevin Durant catching up pregame pic.twitter.com/02V6F0B0Xh8:29 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Kevin Durant with some resistance band exercises before Nets-Lakers pic.twitter.com/l9CMlnwycf8:16 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Josh Giddey today:
24 PTS
10 REB
12 AST
10-14 FG
His 5th career triple-double, only KD (7) and Russ (138) have more in OKC history. pic.twitter.com/EvI1Hz3Y9R2:27 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are the only Thunder players to score 40+ at the Garden.
SGA has 35 with one quarter to play. – 1:57 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
Kevin Durant is averaging BY FAR the most of anyone ever ranked 7th in scoring.
Here is the 7th-ranked scorer in every season in NBA & ABA history from @Basketball-Reference.
As evidenced by @Kevin Durant’s awesome season — and so many others — the NBA’s scoring talent is at an all-time high. pic.twitter.com/6KGSkRovgv12:33 PM

Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
Kevin Durant is averaging 30.5 PPG.
He ranks 7th in the NBA in scoring.
That would have won the scoring title in 44 different seasons. – 11:55 AM
NBA Math @NBA_Math
Nov. 13 RPR MVP standings (10+ games)
1. Luka Doncic: 17.9
2. Jayson Tatum: 17.0
3. Kevin Durant: 16.6
4. Donovan Mitchell: 14.0
5. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: 13.5
6. Stephen Curry: 13.5
7. Devin Booker: 12.7
8. Nikola Jokic: 12.6
9. Lauri Markkanen: 12.6
10. Dejounte Murray: 12.3 pic.twitter.com/ATL2StCUGU11:05 AM

Bill Simmons @BillSimmons
We somehow have 7 guys averaging 30+ PPG this season.
It’s only happened 79 times in NBA history.
30 PPG Club since the merger: MJ, Harden, Gervin, T-Mac, Kobe, Iverson, Luka, Curry, King, KD, Russ, LeBron, Beal, Maravich, Moses, Mailman, Dantley, ‘Nique, Embiid, Wade, Free. pic.twitter.com/ybxrsy5E1S10:49 AM

John Schuhmann @johnschuhmann
Highest TS% w/ 30+ PPG, 50+ GP
1. Curry 15-16: 30.1, 66.9%
2. Curry 20-21: 32.0, 65.5%
3. Dantley 83-84: 30.6, 65.2%
4. Durant 13-14: 32.0, 63.5%
5. Dantley 81-82: 30.3, 63.1%
22-23
Curry: 33.3, 69.5%
Tatum: 32.3, 65.3%
Mitchell: 31.6, 64.9%
Durant: 30.5, 64.6%
SGA: 30.5, 62.8% – 10:05 AM

More on this storyline

Mark Medina: Kevin Durant calls LeBron James a “top three player to ever play the game.” Durant on not facing LeBron since Dec. 2018: “It’s cool we’re still relevant at an old age that people still want to watch us play.” -via Twitter @MarkG_Medina / November 14, 2022
Ben Golliver: Nets’ Kevin Durant on Lakers’ LeBron James: “It’s just cool that we’re still relevant at an older age.” pic.twitter.com/SXRsjEFpxx -via Twitter @BenGolliver / November 14, 2022





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