After a lackluster performance in Game 5, NBA MVP Kevin Durant scored 39 points and made 11 of his final 16 shots to eliminate the Los Angeles Clippers 104-98 on Thursday night.
Russell Westbrook had been Oklahoma City’s best player through the first five games of the series. But in Game 6 he only shot 4-for-15, and Durant had to take on the scoring load.
After a 1-for-7 start, Durant caught fire. He finished with 39 points and 16 rebounds on 12-for-23 shooting from the field and 10-for-10 shooting from the free-throw line.
In the second half he buried the Clippers under an avalanche of 3-pointers.
The most incredible one came with the Thunder down 59-51 in the third quarter. He’s nearly at the Clippers half-court logo here, and the ball barely touched the rim on the way in:
Check out full highlights of KD’s dominant night here:
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