Erik Horne: Kevin Durant today on Reggie Jackson: Says ending for RJ was rough, but says Jackson is “like a brother”: “We had a rough ending last year with Reggie, but I can just think about when he first got here how hard he worked, how great of a teammate he is, and every guy wants an opportunity. It was tough. I didn’t like some of the stuff he said in the media and how he went about it, but at the end of the day you’ve got to respect a guy who wants that opportunity and I can appreciate a guy who wants that opportunity. I wish he would have went about it a little better, but Reggie’s always going to be a brother to me. I’m excited we get to play against him tonight and I’m glad he got his opportunity.”
Drummond started the third quarter, but the NBA’s leading rebounder wasn’t the same in the second half. He went 6 for 11 from the field in the first half and 0 for 3 in the second. “We just tried to be physical,” Middleton said of the Bucks’ plan for Drummond. “We know he doesn’t like contact. Once he misses a couple, he is going to get down on himself and start forcing tough shots. Greg did a great job of just making him shot tough shots and not letting him get to his right hand.”