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Brooks, Durant downplay defense

Updated: April 23, 2010, 9:33 PM ET
By Andy Kamenetzky | ESPNLosAngeles.com

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The basketball world may still be buzzing about Kevin Durant's late-game defense against Kobe Bryant, a surprise performance holding the league's premier crunch time player to just two-for-10 shooting in the fourth quarter.

Durant and Thunder coach Scott Brooks, however, were intent during Friday's shootaround on downplaying the 2009 scoring champion's achievement on the other side of the ball.

"Kobe Bryant is the best player in the world," Durant insisted. "Some of ...

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