After Kevin Durant struggled in Game 1 against the Celtics, most thought it was a virtual certainty the Nets star would bounce back in a big way Wednesday night.
Durant finished with a game-high 27 points, but 18 of those points came from the free-throw line. The 12-time NBA All-Star posted a 4-for-17 shooting mark and committed six turnovers for the second straight game. Durant was particularly lousy when Brooklyn needed him most, as he shot a career-worst 0-for-10 from the field in the second half.
So yeah, Durant’s latest performance was pretty rough, but it was nowhere near as bad as the tweet Skip Bayless sent out after the game.
“Tonight he was Kevin Can’t-Do-Rant,” the FOX Sports 1 personality tweeted Wednesday night.
Bayless probably would be wise to stay out of the nickname business and stick to dishing out hot takes.
As for Durant and the Nets, they now face a 2-0 deficit in the best of seven set. Brooklyn will try to hand Boston its first loss of the series Saturday night when the sides meet for Game 3 at Barclays Center.