June 12, 2017, 10:06 pm
Kevin Durant scored 39 points on 14-of-20 shooting (5-of-8 3PTs, 6-of-6 FTs) with seven rebounds, five assists and one steal in the Warriors’ 129-120 Game 5 win over the Cavs.
Oddly enough this wasn’t Durant’s best game in his matchup against LeBron as the King beat him up in one-on-one matchups, though that was probably due as Durant has had the upper hand all series. Elsewhere in the game Durant was hitting on all cylinders and made the Cavs pay for mismatches with gliding drives to the hoop and repeated dagger threes. The Cavs didn’t make things hard for Durant by working him on the block with LeBron’s brute strength, nor did they trap as much as they should have, but Durant more than stepped up in crunch time and turned in an historic series.