Kevin Durant had to leave the floor and head into the locker room in Cleveland with what the team described as a rib contusion. The minutes he missed in the game could have helped the Cleveland Cavaliers build momentum in the game. Durant returned to the game and it was clear he wasn’t exactly 100%. The Cavaliers were able to reach down deep and find enough of whatever it was to beat one of the best teams in the NBA. The Thunder lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers a team that only had 13 wins coming into the game.
In his post game press conference, Durant clearly looked depressed about the loss. He said the team just needed to play better basketball. It is amazing that the Thunder were beat by Cleveland. The Cavs used great team work to stop the Thunder and they sent Durant to the foul line a bunch of times throughout the game. Durant didn’t have his best foul shooting game and his Thunder fell to the Cavaliers 115-110.
For Durant, the loss seamed to send him into a depression we haven’t seen from the star player. It was almost like he was in disbelief. One thing is for sure, he will come back big in his next game and the Thunder will continue to roll.
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