“I can’t believe this s**t” – Kevin Durant attracts HEAVY CRITICISM after throwing reasons for awful clutch moments in playoff Game 1

Kevin Durant faces criticism from NBA fans over passive play in Game 1 loss to Clippers


“I can’t believe this s**t” – Kevin Durant attracts HEAVY CRITICISM after throwing reasons for awful clutch moments in playoff Game 1

Kevin Durant of the Phoenix Suns handles the ball during a game March 5, 2023, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. (image via Glenn James/ Getty Images)

In a stunning upset, the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Phoenix Suns in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals with a final score of 115-110. The Clippers showed remarkable resilience, with Kawhi Leonard leading the way with an incredible 38 points, along with their relentless offensive-rebounding attack and gritty defense. Despite being without Paul George, the Clippers were able to step up and secure a crucial victory on the road.

The Suns put up a good fight, with Kevin Durant nearly achieving a triple-double with 27 points, 11 assists, and nine rebounds. Devin Booker added 26 points, Torrey Craig scored 22, and Deandre Ayton contributed 18. However, Chris Paul struggled to get his game going and finished with just seven points and 10 assists. The Clippers’ defense made it difficult for the Suns to get their offense going, with Westbrook’s incredible block on Booker’s shot sealing the win for the Clippers.

While the Suns’ performance was commendable, the Clippers’ impressive victory has raised questions about the Suns’ ability to handle the pressure of the Western Conference Finals. The Clippers will look to carry their momentum forward into Game 2, while the Suns will need to regroup and make some adjustments if they want to avoid falling behind in the series.

In the post-game interviews, Kevin Durant faced questions about his lack of shot attempts in the last five minutes of the game. Kellan Olson, a reporter, asked Durant about it not being like him to take only one shot in that time frame. Durant responded by saying that he was spacing the floor for his teammates and liked the shots they got. He also credited the Clippers’ defense for making it difficult for him to get his shots off.

However, some fans and analysts were not satisfied with Durant’s explanation. Jay Williams, a former NBA player and current analyst, criticized Durant for his passive play in clutch moments. Williams said, “We talk about Kevin Durant being one of the greatest scorers the game of basketball has ever seen. This can’t be a passive KD.”

Despite the criticism, Durant’s overall performance was still impressive, with him nearly achieving a triple-double. However, the Clippers’ defense was able to limit his impact in clutch moments, something that the Suns will need to address in future games if they hope to win the series.

NBA Fans Trolled Kevin Durant for His Passive Play in Game 1

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Kevin Durant of the Phoenix Suns during a game March 5, 2023, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. (image via Glenn James/Getty Images)

Despite Kevin Durant’s impressive performance in Game 1, NBA fans have been quick to criticize him for his passive play in clutch moments. Many fans took to social media to express their frustration with Durant, arguing that he needs to be the no. 1 option on offense and take more shots if the team wants to win.

One fan tweeted, “I can’t believe this s**t. KD needs to take more shots in clutch moments. He’s one of the greatest scorers the game has ever seen. We’re going to lose this series if he keeps taking only 15 shots a game.”

Overall, the Western Conference Finals are shaping up to be an exciting series with plenty of ups and downs. While the Clippers have secured a crucial victory on the road, the Suns are sure to come back stronger in Game 2. It remains to be seen whether Durant will take a more aggressive approach in clutch moments or continue to rely on his teammates to get the job done.

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