Durant did not play Philadelphia, as the Nets watch his minutes
Kevin Durant sat through the Brooklyn Nets' close loss to the Philadelphia 76ers but was not spared the heat from fans at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night.
With about a minute remaining in the game, fans started"KD sucks" chants in the stadium. For a limited capacity basketball game due to this coronavirus, the chants were picked up on the ESPN telecast.
Durant has been sidelined for most of the season with injuries but even as he left his return Brooklyn was certain to keep his minutes limited. Brooklyn will need Durant, and the remainder of the All-Star group, to be healthy to make a deep run into the playoffs.
Philadelphia won the game, 123-117. Joel Embiid led the way with 39 points and 13 rebounds. Tobias Harris added 26 points, five rebounds and three assists.
The win put the 76ers back to first place with a 38-17 record. Brooklyn is now in second position with a 37-18 record. The 2 teams certainly have a great chance to fulfill in the Eastern Conference Finals.
"When the playoffs start, it is a whole new beast. And we'll be ready for them," 76ers coach Doc Rivers said. "And I am sure they'll be ready for all of us."
Brooklyn trainer Steve Nash added:"It'd be great to have the No. 1 seed. I think it means a good deal, it is valuable. However, not at the expense of losing players or prolonging our injury situation. So I think we must be very careful and be sure that our men get to the end line as whole as you can."