The Brooklyn Nets failed to capitalize on the absence of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George as they were beaten by the Los Angeles Clippers 116-120.
Kevin Durant, who was the second top scorer with 28 points behind James Harden with 34, was pretty blunt after the loss, saying Brooklyn came into the game with the wrong attitude. The two-time NBA champion also said the Nets should feel bad about this loss.
Via Peter Botte of New York Post:
“Like Coach said, we didn’t deserve to win this game. We came in here with a f–ked up attitude to start, thinking we were just gonna walk into a W,” Durant said. “Hopefully, a loss like this sit in your brain until tomorrow. … If you ain’t feeling like s–t after this game, you gotta look yourself in the mirror.”
Following the defeat, Brooklyn (23-11) was overtaken by Chicago (24-10) atop the Eastern Conference. The Clippers, for their part, stayed in the 6th place in the West — good enough for a direct playoff spot.