Kevin Durant after 3rd defeat in a row: 'I'm just thinking too much'

2022-04-24 11:33
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The Brooklyn Nets have lost three games in a row in the NBA Playoffs Round 1 series against the Boston Celtics, and are now down 3-0.

"It's a lot of shit, but overall we're just losing," the Nets superstar Kevin Durant told the media after the game.

"I feel like in the first two games I was trying to be too aggressive. They were loading up on me trying to take away all my actions," the forward explained. "I was trying to force steal the first two games, and watching the film, a lot of my teammates were open, they were knocking down shots."

Player of the Game
Jayson  Tatum
EFF
29
Jayson Tatum
Points 39
Accuracy 13-29
Rebounds 5
Assists 6

"My approach to this game was to play off everybody, to get the flow of the offense, the let the ball move and find me. I felt we had a good flow," Durant continued. "Probably should've taken more shots, but I was just trying to play the game the right way without being too aggressive."

Playing against the league's best defense in Round 1 of the Playoffs, Durant has been averaging below-average numbers. 22 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 5.3 assists on 36.5% shooting are not the numbers the Nets fans expect out of their superstar.

"I was just thinking too much this whole series, honestly, about how I am going to approach the game," Durant admitted. "We have another game to play, another opportunity, and I'm looking forward to that."

"Sometimes, basketball is when you just flow, when you don't have to think about shit, to worry about the little stuff. In my mind, I'm just trying to see how I can help everyone, sometimes I end up taking myself out of the game."

Game 4 of the series comes on Monday in the Barclays Center where the Celtics will be looking to close the series and sweep the Nets.

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