A 41-16 loss to the Patriots on Sunday was just what the Broncos needed to take a hard look at themselves to find a way to stop a five-game losing streak.
Coach Vance Joseph said after the game each position and coach will be reviewed from now until the end of the season.
“I’ll say this: When you lose like this, it’s on all of us,” Joseph said (via The Denver Post). “It’s a staff that we chose and that we feel great about. I wouldn’t say that; I would say it’s on all of us. We have to coach better and play better.”
Kevin Durant says there “ain’t no such thing” as loyalty in the NBA, but Oklahoma City is still — and always will be — a part of who he is as a person.
“I feel good right now. I plan on playing,” he said Wednesday.
The small forward sprained his left ankle Saturday during a win over the Philadelphia 76ers. He then missed Sunday’s victory at Brooklyn.
The reigning Finals MVP dropped 40 points on the Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena last season, his first and only game back at Oklahoma City to date.
The crowed chanted “cupcake” all evening, and Durant even engaged in a verbal exchange with Russell Westbrook.
Durant said Tuesday it was a “pretty fun moment to be a part of” and added that he knows what to expect this time around.
“It’s just a regular game for me now,” he said. “I learned how to tune out the crowd, I learned how to tune out the bulls—.”