Prior to the Knicks match up with the Thunder, former MVP Kevin Durant said some nice things about rookie Kristaps Porzingis. Then the bright lights of Madison Square Garden went up and KD put on a unicorn show of his own, scoring 44 points with 15 rebounds and five dimes in an OKC overtime win.
“I spent some nice time up here playing basketball in New York City, said Durant. Some of the most memorable times in my life was coming up here, playing outside, just getting the pure love of the game up here. I remember that, always going to remember that the rest of my life and tell my kids about that when I get older. I come from Maryland. We know how big basketball is here.
“Of course I enjoy playing here and the Garden. Every movie you watch, you had a scene playing basketball in the Garden. Everything reverts back to being in the Garden, whether [it’s] musicians, basketball players. To play here is just a blessing.’’