In a series that most people had in a sweep, the Golden State Warriors ended their first-round series against the Los Angeles Clippers in a Game 6 129-110 victory, Friday night in the Staple Center in Los Angeles.
Although Draymond Green recorded a triple-double (16 points, 14 rebounds, and 10 assists), and Stephen Curry shot a respectable 57.1 percent for 24 points, the performance of the night belongs to Warriors’ superstar, Kevin Durant. After recording 45 points in a 129-121 loss to the Clippers Wednesday night, Durant came out and had one of the greatest playoff performances in NBA history.
Durant’s legendary scoring was on full display in Los Angeles was the 10-time All-Star scored a career playoff career-high 50 points while shooting 63 percent from the field. In a league where 3-point shooting his at an all-time high, Durant proved just how dangerous a mid-range game is with over half coming within 15-20 feet.
In addition to his scoring, Durant also showcased a full all-around performance. The 6-11 forward pulled down six rebounds, dished out five assists, and made a statement on defense with an incredible block mid through the third quarter.
Following his epic performance, Warriors head coach, Steve Kerr, called it Durant, “The best player in the World,” while Clippers Patrick Beverley and Lou Williams were left speechless. Over the last two games, Durant is averaging 47.5 points and has not shown any signs of slowing down as the Warriors prepare to take on the Houston Rockets, Sunday in Oracle Arena in Oakland.
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