Kevin Durant has been on a tear this postseason.
The Warriors ahead is averaging 40.2 factors in his previous 5 video games, together with a 50-point efficiency in Golden State’s Recreation 6 victory over the Clippers in Spherical 1 and 35 factors in Recreation 1 in opposition to Houston on Sunday.
Durant’s latest performances remind coach Steve Kerr of one other NBA nice and one in every of his former teammates.
“There’s this man named Michael one thing,” Kerr instructed reporters. “Cannot bear in mind his final title.
“No, however Kevin’s run this previous week has simply been off the charts. I’ve mentioned it a number of occasions this week: He is probably the most expert basketball participant on Earth. He is one of the expert basketball gamers to ever play the sport. There’s by no means been anyone like him. 6-11, handles the ball, shoots 3s, passes, defends. He is simply an unbelievable expertise. And I feel after we misplaced Recreation 2 to the Clippers, I feel he simply felt like he needed to flip it up and raise us up one other stage. That is precisely what he is achieved.”
Durant has averaged 35 factors within the playoffs and has scored 33 or extra in 5 consecutive video games.
“Every cease alongside the journey has been – I’ve simply been tailored for the second, I suppose,” Durant mentioned. “I discovered rather a lot as far as a participant up till this level, so I feel I am beginning to put every little thing collectively on each side of the ball. I am not factors or photographs that I rise up, simply how centered I’m for every possession.”
Durant and the Warriors will proceed their sequence in opposition to the Rockets on Tuesday. Tipoff is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. ET.