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Thursday, November 10, 2022

Kevin Durant is still King of New York


Before last night's game, the Knicks fans were so delighted to take on the Brooklyn Nets.

They knew for certain that with all the turmoil in the organization and the bad press surrounding the team, this would be an easy victory.

This feeling also permeated the Knicks line up. So much so that Julius Randle was talking shit to the crowd and the Nets before the ball was tipped.

The Knicks came into the Barclay Center with a record of 4-7 and acting like they were on top of the division. But little did they know that the real King of New York wasn't about to entertain their foolishness.

Kevin Durant was at the top of his game and in full Slim Reaper mode.

The Nets as a team had enough of the smug Knicks and the media and came out determined to whoop ass. And whoop ass they did.

This game wasn't even close after the first five minutes. 

Unlike the Knicks, the Nets played as a team on offense and defense. 

Beautiful ball movement had every Net touching the ball on each possession, causing the Knicks to be off balance and outwitted.

Damn near every Net had wide open shots and hit them with consistency. Jalen Brunson and Evan Fournier have to be the worst defensive back court in the entire NBA. No exaggeration. 

On defense, the Nets collapsed in the paint and dared the Knicks to beat them from the three point line. Of course, they couldn't.

As long as Brunson insists upon pounding the ball, not demanding that all Knicks, including Randle, rotate the ball to the open man, the Knicks won't even make the playoffs.

Edmond Sumner started the game at the point in place of Kyrie Irving, and he ate Jalen Brunson alive. Sumner looked like the second coming of Chris Paul against the Knicks and cemented his place on this season's roster.

KD finished the game with a triple double. 29 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists along with a steal and two blocked shots. Vintage superstar performance, the Knicks had no answer for him. Kevin Durant is still King of New York.

Knicks lose again, Nets 115 -Knicks 85