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Warrior Wonder: Durant plays with fire and ice, igniting in the second half to lead the Warriors to victory

After starting cold as ice from the field, Durant regains his superpowers and torches the Spurs in 3rd quarter to lead the comeback

Golden State Warriors v San Antonio Spurs Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images

DON’T CALL IT A COMEBACK! Kevin Durant has been here for year(s). He’s rocking with his peers. Putting suckers to fear (check the link if you don’t get the reference).

The game didn’t start out very pretty for the Golden State Warriors and appeared as though we were headed towards a blowout loss as the Warriors found themselves down by 19 points early in the first quarter. Kevin Durant was cold as ice from the field starting 0-for-8 from the field. On top of that, he was on the wrong end of this Danny Green slam.

Durant was destined for a poor shooting night going just 1-for-8 from the field in the first half with just 5 points in total. His first made field goal took place at 3:38 left in the second quarter. Then, all of a sudden he regained his superpowers and caught fire in the third quarter and went 6-for-7 from the field scoring 15 points.

It’s no coincidence that Durant’s scoring onslaught coincided with the Warriors' comeback effort in the second half. Durant seemingly could not miss.

Like he has done many times already this season, Durant denies another defender at the rim. The Warriors lead the league in blocks this season and Durant has lead the way with his superb rim protection. He currently is the second leading shot blocker in the NBA. Maybe a potential dark-horse candidate for defensive player of the year? Not bad for a guy listed at 6-foot-9 (not buying that).

Durant stuffs guard Brandon Paul as he drives to the rim. I had to do a quick double take as I had, for a second, mistaken him for Chris Paul with the number three jersey. You can’t fool Kevin Durant, you Chris Paul impostor!

After starting 0-for-8 from the field, Durant goes 9-for-10 (90% - en fuego!) to finish the game and finishes with a superb stat line of 24 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 blocks. With Durant’s superb efforts in the second half, he earns tonight’s Warriors Wonder.

As a bonus, Durant rocks this Jake the Snake shirt during the post game interviews. It may be nothing more than an homage to one of his favorite professional wrestlers, but Durant has been criticized and called a snake after leaving Oklahoma City. We know Durant embraced the cupcake theme after Oklahoma City showered him with hate. Whatever it may be, we applaud you Durant for embracing the hate. Silence the trolls.


Who was your Warriors Wonder against the Spurs?

This poll is closed

  • 60%
    Klay Thompson
    (362 votes)
  • 13%
    Stephen Curry
    (80 votes)
  • 5%
    Draymond Green
    (32 votes)
  • 12%
    Kevin Durant
    (76 votes)
  • 7%
    Patrick McCaw
    (45 votes)
  • 1%
    Andre Iguodala
    (7 votes)
602 votes total Vote Now

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