While the Golden State Warriors are heavy favorites against the Los Angeles Clippers, things haven’t exactly been easy. The Clippers defense has been frustrating players like Kevin Durant and the biggest part of that equation has been Patrick Beverley. Beverley has been a pest to Durant and the two have been ejected in the past for their back and forth. Now, Durant is dismissing Beverley and says he won’t let him affect his game moving forward.
“I’m not gonna get in the way of the game because I wanna have a little back-and-forth with Patrick Beverley,” Durant said according to ESPN. “I’m Kevin Durant. You know who I am. Y’all know who I am.”
Durant then went in-depth on the type of defense the Clippers are playing and how it isn’t that good at all. Clearly, Durant is excited to put up big points in game 3.
“They’re playing a gimmick defense which has been working,” Durant said. “Top-locking everything on the perimeter, so guys are not even looking at the 3-point line, they’re just forcing guys inside the 3-point line. So for us, when I get the ball in my spots, I got a pest, Patrick Beverley, who is up underneath me — who I can definitely shoot over the top and score every time if it’s a one-on-one situation.”
The Warriors will have a chance to take a 2-1 lead in the series tonight at 10:30 P.M. EST.