Kevin Durant hit 25,000 points mark in loss

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Kevin Durant hit a rocord of 25,ooo points in their loss to Boston Celtics as he claims he is confident in the group.

Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant hit 25,000 points mark in their Sunday’s 126-120 loss to the Boston Celtics.

Durant hit a team high pf 37 points in the game as he insists he will keep pushing and going to where he will end.

He becomes the 23rd player in the history of the NBA to hit the milestone of 25,000 mark as he claims he should have made 30,000 points by now.

Speaking after the loss to Boston Celtics Durant said: “It’s pretty cool,” Durant said. “I should be at 30 [thousand] right now, to be honest. But it’s cool, it’s cool to reach that milestone and be amongst the greats and I just got to keep pushing and keep going and see where I end up.”

Durant would be much closer to the 30,000 mark had it not been for a torn right Achilles suffered in Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals that cost him the entire 2019-20 season and a variety of different injuries that have piled up in recent years, including a sprained left MCL that cost him a month and a half of this season. Durant joins Los Angeles Lakers forwards LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony as the only active players in the 25,000-point club.

“Kevin’s incredible,” Nets coach Steve Nash said. “I could sit here for an hour talking about Kevin Durant. And the ability, the sacrifices, the resilience, the passion for the game.

“That’s what you see out there; obviously someone that has gifts, but someone who has worked to master and refine those gifts endlessly. And he’s come back from some big injuries and continued to play at an equally high level every single time. He’s well into his 30s here — that’s an impressive, impressive résumé and it’s because of all the work on top of the gifts he has.”

Speaking about Durant team mate Kyrie Irving stated that the forward will forever be remembered in the history of the game.

“I told him in the locker room, 25,000 points, you’re a savant,” Irving said. “You are an artist. You have clipped history. And will forever be remembered as a legend in our game. And he’s been doing it since he was 19, and there’s a level of admiration I have for my best friend right there, and he just does it in ways that makes it look easy. And even when he takes six weeks off, it looks like he hasn’t missed any time. And that level of work ethic that he puts in, it shows why he’s as great as he is.

“And for me, it motivates me to continue to get my game up and hopefully when I’m done with my career I could be sitting next to him and having 25,000 as well and look back and we just crack jokes on a few championships that we won together. So that’s the goal at hand.”

Durant record was the only positive part in the as the Nets lost their game and the forward says it is easy to be worried and concern about result but insists they need to look forward and focus on next games.

“Concerned and worried, those words, it’s easy to do that,” Durant said. “It’s easy to be concerned, it’s easy to be worried, it’s easy to be pissed off and mad. It’s easy to do that. We can point fingers and blame our season on other things, but let’s just go play. We got another game. We got 17 more and let’s see what happens at the end of them. We just take it a day at a time, man. A day at a time, and I’m confident in this group.”

 

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