May 14, 2017, 6:04 pm
Kevin Durant finished with 34 points, five rebounds, four assists, one steal and four blocks on 11-of-21 shooting in 38 minutes in the Warriors Game 1 win over the Spurs in the WCF.
KD started to dominate soon after Kawhi Leonard left the game with his ankle injury, just as Steph Curry did. The two of them led the Warriors to overcoming their largest halftime deficit ever in the postseason at 20 points. Durant also made it a priority to get to the free throw line, attempting a game-high 12 and making 10 of them. He was perhaps the most crucial player on the team tonight, contributing on both offense and defense, contributing four blocks and finishing with the highest plus-minus on the team with a +14. He scored 10 straight points during a crucial fourth quarter push and basically put the game away. Even if Kawhi plays in Game 2 on Tuesday night, there isn’t a defender in the league capable of completely locking down the Durantula.