It seems the feud between Golden State Warriors teammates Kevin Durant and Draymond Green may have cooled off, at least for the time being. Although Green is currently sidelined with a toe injury, he joined NBA fans in witnessing Durant’s performance against the Toronto Raptors Thursday. And to put it lightly, he appreciated the greatness his teammate displayed.
As ESPN’s Nick Friedell revealed, Green spoke about Durant after the game and had high praise in the process.
“To see him stepping up to the plate and carrying the load like that, the scoring load like he is, he’s been spectacular to watch. And doing it in KD fashion: efficient, within the game. It’s been really special to watch and comes at a much needed time for us” Green said of Durant, per Friedell.
It the loss to the Raptors was a tough one, Durant showcased a bit of everything. This includes an incredible game-tying 3-pointer near the end of regulation.
Kevin Durant’s Performance vs. Raptors
Although the Warriors still fell 131-128 in overtime, Durant scored 51 points on 18-31 shooting while going 4-7 from beyond the arc. He also tacked on 11 rebounds and six assists while only two other Warriors scored in double figures on the night. Golden State may have fallen short on this night against one of the NBA’s best teams, as the Raptors currently sit at 19-4, but he’s been imperative in their recent success without Green and Stephen Curry.
The Warriors currently sit at 15-8 now, and the loss to the Raptors snapped a three-game winning streak. Curry is expected back this weekend and Green will likely return sometime around the end of the five-game road trip the team began Thursday in Toronto.
Source: Heavy Sports