"It was hard to stop him", Durant said of the man who spoilt his night.
The two-time MVP has scored 29 or more points in seven straight games. That's not why I play the game. "So hopefully this is where I am at the end of the year".
Here's how that rose-colored-glasses math might look: If Durant somehow averaged that 25.3 points-per-game pace and averaged 80 games played for the next 8.57 seasons, he would get there. Khris Middleton is second on the team, with 20.3 points per game. Some even believed that he surpassed LeBron James to become the league's top player.
Williams was so proud of his individual achievement that he wore #52 in his second stint with the Cavaliers, which in itself is a handsome set of coincidences, seeing that 52 was just his old number 25 backwards, which in turn happens to be retired and rendered unusable by the Cavs for shooting legend Mark Price. Zaza Pachulia was the second-leading scorer with 12 points. "They kept falling and I just stayed aggressive".
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Being sidelined for a week with a right calf strain has allowed Durant ample time to reflect on what this moment truly means. Over the last 16 games, Williams has been one of the hottest players in the National Basketball Association, averaging 28 points per game, third in the league over that time.
By game time it seemed like the only thing worth watching would be if Durant would reach 20,000 career points, which he did before halftime, knocking down nine of his first 10 shots en route to the historic mark. "The Clippers came in here probably insulted we were resting Klay, and obviously Steph goes down [with a minor ankle injury prior to the game] and so the game changes". It's good to reflect.
"They're going to tell me what makes sense. He can do it all on the court, and this is why he's on pace to do what he's going to do real soon".
But he said those ordeals "made me stronger and made me a better player". He just turned and threw the ball without looking, so I knew I had an opportunity to get the steal. In his seven prior seasons, Durant played 97.1% of the regular season schedule (542 of 558 games). LeBron James reached this number at a younger age than anyone in history when he reached it at the age of 28 years and 17 days. There were too many freebie leak-outs to the likes of Montrezl Harrell, DeAndre Jordan, and Sam Dekker, too many blown rotations, and a total inability to staunch the bleeding when Lou Williams started rolling. "Anything in between, it's just extra to be honest".