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Warriors Wonder: Durant sets historic scoring mark in loss to Clippers

Kevin Durant becomes second youngest to eclipse 20,000 points in NBA history.

NBA: Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Congratulations are in order to you, Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers. The Golden State Warriors “luck” finally ran out at the hands of your perennially “overlooked” team in a 125-106 beatdown in Oakland. The champs twelve game win streak over your Clippers was snapped in astonishing fashion. Sure, the game didn’t feature Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, or Blake Griffin due to injuries. Still, the Dubs had three Olympians suited up last night... I wonder why that wasn’t enough.

NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Clippers
Doc Rivers can die in peace now that the Warriors luck has ran out
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Speaking of wonders, your Warrior Wonder Kevin Durant made sure to at least give the annoyed home crowd something worth cheering for!

Durant becoming the second youngest player to score 20,000 points in the history of the NBA is clearly a ginormous accomplishment. His 25th point of the evening seized the record and sent the giddy crowd into a standing ovation. For a guy who many thought was too scrawny to be elite coming out of the University of Texas, it is a fantastic milestone on his eventual journey to the Hall-of-Fame. Even better that it happened in Oakland, with that beautiful Warriors home jersey on his back!

Obviously, with the “Splash Bros” missing the game, Durant knew he would have to carry the bulk of the scoring. He obliged, tallying 40 points on an insane 18 shots. He made 14 of those attempts, including 6-of-7 from the three point line. This next bucket on Deandre Jordan was my favorite from the evening.

Thank you Durant, for bringing joy on an otherwise pathetic evening for the Warriors. We should truly appreciate his greatness as a scoring genius. Let’s also not forget he’s an elite defender and unselfish playmaker. Additionally, off of the court he is fantastic in his charitable endeavors, making a difference both locally and globally.

Aren’t you glad the Dubs broke the Oklahoma City Thunder forever and liberated him from that doomed franchise? I sure am! #SlimVP


Which Warrior was most Wondrous in the Clippers loss?

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  • 88%
    Kevin Durant
    (48 votes)
  • 5%
    Zaza Pachulia
    (3 votes)
  • 1%
    Draymond Green
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Andre Iguodala
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Nick Young
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  • 1%
    Patrick McCaw
    (1 vote)
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    David West
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    Shaun Livingston
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    Jordan Bell
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