Kevin Durant is Already Tired of Answering Questions About the Spurs

by May 24, 2012
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The highly-anticipated Western Conference Finals series between the OKC Thunder and San Antonio Spurs doesn’t tip off until Sunday night, but already, words from both teams are flying. Tony Parker has challenged Russell Westbrook directly, and Kevin Durant seems to think the media isn’t giving his squad a fair shot at winning against San Antonio. From the Oklahoman: “Kevin Durant was just three minutes into his 10-minute session with reporters Wednesday when he grew a bit testy. Of the first seven questions lobbed at him, Durant was forced to field five about the San Antonio Spurs. And he didn’t like it. Didn’t like it one bit. Once that fifth question came — a reasonable query about what he anticipates from the Spurs defensively against him — Durant tried to supply an answer but soon found himself swerving off script. ‘I’m just going to play my game,’ Durant started. ‘I can’t really think about how those guys are going to defend me. They’re a tough defensive group. But every question is about how the Spurs are going to come and how the Spurs are going to play. But you got to ask me how we’re going to come at them. We’re a tough team as well. We come out and play hard. We have a lot of weapons as well. I know they’re the No. 1 seed, they’re a tough group and they haven’t lost in a couple of months but I think that we bring another dimension to the table as well. And we can come out and compete.’ […] Durant wanted questions about his team, so I asked about his team. What makes you confident, I asked, against the Spurs? Where do you feel like you have the advantage? ‘I just think we play hard,’ Durant said. ‘We’re athletic. I didn’t say we were going to come out and dominate those guys. But I said that we can compete, of course. We can move the ball. I think cutting down on turnovers has been great for us these last couple of series. Also, just getting out and getting stops and trying to get easy points.’”