Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant shot 38.6% from the field, 33.3% from deep, and had 21 turnovers vs. the Boston Celtics in the first round.
Former Celtic great Kevin Garnett applauded Boston’s physical defense on Durant during a recent episode of KG Certified.
(Via KG Certified):
“One of my favorite series was the Celtics and the Brooklyn Nets. I didn’t think they were going to sweep the Nets, but when I saw how they were initiating the physicality in the series, they picked it up. I didn’t think KD actually responded to the physicality for the first time in his life, and you know how I always talk about his wiry strength. For the first time in his life, I think the physicality affected him.
“I think Game 4 was the only game I actually saw him get out where he was able to understand. Boom, boom. You saw him get right to it. It wasn’t a bunch of playing with the ball. I don’t like so much of the one on one, individual. I like plays. I like sets. I like the ball to rotate. I like the ball to actually go around and everybody touching it. When it gets to sticking, this is my biggest issue with today’s game, man. You can’t really go into a flow or get a team flow if one or two guys are rolling like that.”