Brooklyn Nets coach Steve Nash was part of a viral moment with Kevin Durant in the team’s Tuesday night win over the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 5 of their playoff series.
Nash was seen on TNT squeezing Durant really hard after the superstar recorded a 49-point triple-double to help Brooklyn get a 3-2 advantage in the series.
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The photo of the first-year coach quickly made the rounds on social media and became the latest meme.
Nash was asked about the embrace on Wednesday as Brooklyn prepared to face Milwaukee in Game 6 and potentially advance to the Eastern Conference Finals.
“My wife and daughter certainly enjoyed it. They killed me for the last time… whatever, ”Nash said, via SNY. “I was really proud of him. I know what he puts on the line every night, his work ethic and his routine. Just the commitment he gave to this rehab from that career-threatening injury to be back – all the way back – and have maybe his best playoff performance ever… it’s amazing.
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“I was really proud of him. Happy for him. And grateful, as a leader, that he came and played like that. It’s remarkable and I just wanted to show him my appreciation. “
Durant played every minute of the victory. He recorded a triple-double with 49 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists.
According to the Nets, Durant was the first player in NBA history to score 45 or more points, grab at least 15 rebounds and distribute at least 10 assists. Durant also became the fourth player in NBA history to score at least 40 points, take at least 15 rebounds and distribute at least 10 assists. He joined Luka Doncic, Charles Barkley and Oscar Robertson as the only other players to accomplish the feat.
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Game 6 is scheduled for Thursday night in Milwaukee.