Durant isn’t hiding from the meaningfulness of the sequel.
Durant, via Chris Haynes of ESPN:
“It’s never going to be a regular game for me,” Durant told ESPN in advance of his second go-around with OKC. “I’m just going to play. There’s nothing serious. We got the first one out the way, and we’re just going to play the next game.”
“I’m sure it will [be emotional],” Durant said. “It’s people I’ve been with for so long and to see them again, yeah, they’ll be some emotions. But I’ve still got a job to do.”
We’ll see whether Durant, who lit up the overmatched Thunder earlier this season, is up to the challenge.
Correction: This post has been updated to reflect the game’s location.