It was a really strange game or Durant. It was one of those games you knew he was there but, for a lot of it, it just seemed like that's all it was. Not saying he completely disappeared or anything, because he was missing a lot of shots he normally makes and was active on defense, but it didn't seem like he was having a good game. Then you look at the boxscore and see 36 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 5 steals and don't now how he did it.
Obviously he shot a ton of FT's (some were definitely via a "superstar" call) but it still felt like he had a quiet game. I guess it just speaks to how good he is when he can have a "quiet" 35-6-5-5.
This is how I feel every time I watch Durant play. I thought he got over it in the Spurs series where he closed out some games (not game winners but literally taking them over).
It's like you're watching the game and you swear you're not seeing anything particularly special and he has 35 points, 8 rebounds.
Never fails to amaze me.
Think he's the most talented scorer the game has ever seen.
- It's surprising how many players miss making the cut by single stat. Bargnani, Parsons, Harden, and a few others have missed out by a single rebound/steal/assist
- Kevin Durant has the only 30-5-5-5 game so far this season and came close again a few nights later missing out by a single steal.
- Durant and Westbrook are the only teammates to get 30-5-5 it in the same game.