Are Kevin Durant, OKC Thunder the NBA’s Last Hope to Beat Golden State Warriors?

February 5th, 2016 by Grant Hughes Leave a reply »

Having handily dispatched the Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs in January, the Golden State Warriors now turn their search for worthy foes toward Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The Dubs and Thunder meet for the first time on Feb. 6, and if you jump past all of the caveats—Golden State might be the best team ever, picking its prime threat is like asking which show pony had the best chance of outracing Secretariat, etc.—you can make the case that KD and Oklahoma City have what it takes to give the Dubs the kind of run nobody else has.


Kevin Durant: Scheme Destroyer

Durant has always hurt the Warriors. His career scoring average against them is 30.3 points per game, his third-highest against a single team. And his 47 percent accuracy rate from long range is his best against any opponent, per

Because Golden State has only been a league-devouring monster since last season, it's best to look at what Durant has done to the Warriors recently.

Now seems like a good time to mention the 30-point half he hung on the Dubs on Dec. 18, ...

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