Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant tied NBA Legend Michael Jordan for the most misses in a postseason game since 1997 when he missed 26 shots on Monday during Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavericks won the game 85-84.
Durant finished with 21 points, shooting 7-for-33 from the floor and 2-for-11 from beyond the arc. The 26 misses are a career high for Durant in any game, regular season or playoffs. Among the misses was a potentially game-winning layup with three seconds left. However, it was blocked and the Mavs held on to win.
“Just missed ’em. Just missed ’em,” Durant said. “Everything looked good for me. Coach drew up some good plays. Teammates set great screens. Russell delivered the ball perfect. It’s on me after that. I’ve just got to make ’em next game.”
“You constantly keep feeding him,” guard Russell Westbrook said. “He’s the best player in the world. You have nights like that. My job is to find him and find a way to get him an easy basket. He missed easy ones tonight, but I know Kevin. I’ve been with him for too long, and that won’t happen again.”
The series is tied 1-1 and Game Three is Thursday. Look for Durant to have a bounce back game. A player of his caliber is too good to let these kinds of off nights get to him.
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