Dec 25, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) controls the ball against New York Knicks shooting guard J.R. Smith (8) during the first quarter of a game at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Durant on MSG: ‘It felt like no one was in here’


The New York Knicks hosted the Oklahoma City Thunder on Christmas afternoon, or at least they claim they did. The Thunder were there. We’re not sure the Knicks — or their fans for that matter — showed up, Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant said (pretty much).

The Thunder cruised to a 29-point win (123-94) over the Knicks on Wednesday afternoon and Durant had a few interesting comments after the game that will definitely make some headlines.

[ESPN]

“It felt like no one was in here,” Kevin Durant said after the Thunder crushed the Knicks on Christmas Day.

Durant went on to say that Knicks fans “love their team so much. We respect passionate fans like these fans. We knew that it was going to be hard to play through.”

The fans were relatively quiet early on. But they made their voices heard late. Garden faithful booed the Knicks vociferously in the second half and chants of “Fire Woodson” reigned down in the fourth quarter.

Durant tallied 29 points, six assists and seven rebounds in the win, but it’ll be his comments that will leave the deeper scar. Is this the next thing to fall for the Knicks — their home attendance?

I’m probably overreacting. They played bad, and when your team plays bad, it shouldn’t be surprising when the crowd is uninterested. No matter if it’s Christmas or not.

 

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