The OKC Thunder were facing a must-win situation Sunday night, and turned to Kevin Durant to save the day: he did just that, dropping 41 points on the San Antonio Spurs, and evened up the second round Playoff series at two games apiece.
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KD matched his postseason career-high, and scored 29 of them in the second half.
Russell Westbrook added 14 points and 15 assists, Dion Waiters scored 17 points, and Steven Adams finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds.
Per the AP:
Durant had 29 points on 10-for-13 shooting in the second half. He scored 17 points in the fourth quarter, one more than the Spurs, and did it on 6-for-6 shooting.
“When you have a deep team, those 40-point nights — they don’t come a lot,” he said. “I’m just trying to be consistent in what I do, and I know in any given moment, I can go off and get a few shots.”
“Durant got away from us,” San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard said. “Westbrook did a great job getting his teammates involved. But (they) got those offensive rebounds when we’d get him to miss.” […] Tony Parker led San Antonio with 22 points, Leonard had 21, and LaMarcus Aldridge 20.