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 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.
Durant then went in-depth on the type 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.