Published: Sat, February 09, 2019
Sports | By Juana Wells

Golden State Warriors' Durant under pressure to break silence

Golden State Warriors' Durant under pressure to break silence

"They got nothing to do with me, I'm trying to play basketball". The Spurs' last win at Oracle Arena was a 129-100 victory October 25, 2016.

Klay Thompson scored 26 points and Kevin Durant notched 23 for the Warriors, who won for the 13th time in their last 14 games. Since the end of November, he has a 56.0 field goal percentage and 49.6 3-point percentage, a significant spike from his 43.9 FG% and 34.4 3PT% over the first 38 games of the season.

Stephen Curry had 19 points, DeMarcus Cousins 15, Andre Iguodala 11 and Kevon Looney 10 for Golden State, which accumulated 42 assists, the most by the Warriors this season. "No, I don't feel like talking".

Eventually, Durant was asked about how his and the Warriors' form.

A second reporter then pointed out that Durant's upcoming free agency was not the only issue that interested the media, adding it was unusual to see the Warriors star keep so quiet, as he "normally shares his thoughts". He directly targeted The Athletic's Ethan Strauss regarding his article about the two-time National Basketball Association champion's "presumed exit" from the Warriors this summer. "And he just walks around here, don't talk to nobody, just walk in here and survey and write something like that, and now you gotta pile on me because I don't wanna talk to y'all about that".

I just wanna play ball.

When one journalist tried to pivot to Wednesday night's game, Durant announced "I'm done, you know you don't care about that" and abruptly left the podium. "I come here and go to work every day, I don't cause no problems, I play the right way and I try to be the best player I can be on every possession". "Do not 'shut up and dribble, ' but understand what you are doing".

Durant was right in the middle of the impressive display, and then took a few more shots after the game was over.

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