Kevin Durant Dealing With Shoulder Injury As Nets Begin Season In Sensational Style

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Kevin Durant Dealing With Shoulder Injury As Nets Begin Season In Sensational Style
Kevin Durant Dealing With Shoulder Injury As Nets Begin Season In Sensational Style

Despite an injured right shoulder, Kevin Durant continued his MVP-like start to the season by scoring 33 points Sunday against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Durant admitted that he is receiving treatment on his shooting shoulder after helping the Brooklyn Nets defeat the Thunder 120-96. At one moment, he was observed moving his shoulder and touching it.

“It’s solid,” Durant told reporters after the win when asked about the shoulder.

“A little sore here and there, but I played, didn’t get in the way too much. Keep getting treatment and take it a day at a time.”

Durant had his shoulder wrapped throughout the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s 123-90 win over Orlando, but the Nets didn’t need him in the final quarter of the blowout win.

Durant has shot 52 percent or better in five straight games, so the shoulder doesn’t appear to be hampering him. To begin the season, he has scored 20 points or more in each of his 14 games.

According to ESPN Stats & Information, that’s one game short of tying Karl Malone’s 15 consecutive such games to start a season in 1997-98 for the longest stretch by a player age 33 or older.

On Sunday, Durant shot 9 of 17 from the field and 13 of 14 from the free throw line against his former team.

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