Kevin Durant Says Game vs Orlando Magic is a ‘Must-Win’

by March 22, 2013
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The struggling OKC Thunder — losers of two in a row — are in desperate need of a victory. Even against the lowly Orlando Magic, Kevin Durant places special emphasis on tonight’s game. Per the Oklahoman: “Kevin Durant sat at his locker following Wednesday’s gut-wrenching overtime loss at Memphis and offered a shocking reply to a basic question about how the Thunder can bounce back after two straight losses. ‘We’ll get a win in Orlando,’ Durant said. ‘Simple.’ That wasn’t the shocking part. ‘It’s a must-win game,’ Durant added. ‘A must-win game.’ This is what it’s come to for the Thunder. The defending Western Conference champion must now win against an Eastern Conference bottom feeder Friday night to restore the faith. No matter how you slice it, it’s a sad state of affairs for a team that at this point of the season should be focused solely on sharpening minor aspects before the postseason begins. Instead, the Thunder’s expected desperation for a victory in Orlando will adequately depict the funk in which this team finds itself.”