Wanda Durant, mother of Kevin Durant, took it to Twitter to call out the referees for a controversial foul that sent Brook Lopez to the line
The Brooklyn Nets kicked off the Eastern Conference semi-finals with bad news. James Harden, who missed 20 games this season with Hamstring issues, seems to have reaggravated the injury. Harden just played one minute before exiting the game. Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving stepped up and held the rampaging Bucks in Game 1. Kevin Durant led the Nets with 29 points and 10 rebounds. He had two fouls in the first half and finished the game with 5 fouls, which is rather uncharacteristic for the Slim Reaper.
With 0.1 seconds left in the first half, Kevin Durant was called for a foul on Brook Lopez. That in turn sent Lopez to the charity stripe. It was a controversial call, as there was a lot of outrage regarding the same.
After a review, Kevin Durant was whistled for his second personal foul with 0.1 tenths of a second left in the first half. Brook Lopez will shoot two free throws for the #Bucks
— Jim Owczarski (@JimOwczarski) June 6, 2021
Mama Durant outrages about the controversial call on Kevin Durant
Kevin Durant and his mother are very close and that is no news. The 2014 NBA MVP gave a heart-touching speech thanking his mother when he won the award. She has been there at all the big moments in his life and continues to do the same.
While watching tonight’s game, she was genuinely upset about the foul call 0.1 seconds before half-time. She took it to her Twitter to mention the same.
— Wanda Durant (@MamaDurant) June 6, 2021
She got a lot of fans and supporters talking about how the foul call was uncalled for. After the game, Kevin Durant was asked about his foul trouble. He just replied by saying, ‘I just got to be better.’
Kevin Durant is frustrated with the foul trouble he got into during the second half:
“I just got to be better” pic.twitter.com/hZ4wRWAaaG
— Nets Videos (@SNYNets) June 6, 2021
In Harden’s absence, Blake Griffin stepped up and recorded his first playoff double-double since 2016. The Nets would continue to need contributions from him while Harden is sidelined.