Kevin Durant has been crucial to the Brooklyn Nets in the playoffs so far, as everyone expected. He’s increased his playoff score from 26.9 PPG during the regular season to 32.0 PPG in the postseason. Kevin Durant has been widely regarded as one of the league’s top scorers this year, and he has one case considered the best.
The Brooklyn Nets are currently playing against the Milwaukee Bucks and Durant’s goals were key to the Nets’ 2-0 lead. When veteran defense attorney PJ Tucker was asked about Kevin Durant’s goals by Eric Nehm from The Athletic, he suggested that there really isn’t a way to stop him, and that all you can do is try to make it difficult for him.
He’ll score. He’s maybe the best goalscorer ever, one of the best. He’ll shoot the ball, no one will stop it. We just have to keep fighting, keep trying to get through the screens, keep trying to get inside him, get him to take hard 2s, keep him off the 3-point line, hold on to our principles, keep doing things we do but better. We have to get better.
Going out and guarding the greatest gamer of all time and not messing him up? It will happen. I have to be physical to get into it. He’ll shoot the ball. He gets 30 or whatever. I just have to try to make it as difficult as possible. He will shoot the ball, you won’t turn him off, nobody will, but I can try to get him to take more shots to get it. I can try to wear it down so that hopefully it won’t do as well in the fourth. And that’s all you can do.
PJ Tucker has already faced Kevin Durant on a playoff series so he definitely has experience guarding him. While Kevin Durant may be unstoppable, there are certain things you can do to make the game more difficult for him. Hopefully the Milwaukee Bucks can work out a plan for Kevin Durant as their championship hopes will get into trouble if they don’t.