For the second straight game, Kevin Durant was clearly the best basketball player on the floor for the Warriors or Rockets. Durant has been completely unstoppable scoring the ball: in two games, he has 75 points in 56 shooting possessions. Given his threes and free throws, it’s the equivalent of shooting 67 percent on two-pointers at high volume. That’s come against one of the league’s best defenses on the road. It’s unreal.
On Wednesday, the box score came out to a game-high 38 points on 26 shooting possessions. The Rockets have no modicum of a defensive answer for Durant. Durant can do basically anything he wants with the basketball at any time, and has.
Yet the Rockets won Game 2 by 22. The Warriors were outscored by 28 when Durant, in all his offensive glory, was on the floor.
There’s a long-running debate about Durant and Stephen Curry’s relative importance to the Warriors’ success. At this point in their respective careers, it’s hard to argue that
Article source: https://www.sbnation.com/2018/5/17/17364290/kevin-durant-warriors-rockets-invisible-masterpiece-nba-playoffs
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