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LeBron James versus Kevin Durant.
It’s what everyone wanted in this year’s NBA Finals and now we’ve got it. So far, it’s been one helluva match-up, as both continue to put up points so far judging by the last two games.
Durant has really shown what he’s like to James so far, as he racked up 36 points in Game 1 as the Oklahoma City Thunder completely destroyed Miami in a comeback into the fourth quarter, winning 105-94. James responded in Game 2, helping the Miami Heat win. However, Durant caused quite a scare when he made a scary three-pointer to cut the lead to 98-96 towards the end of the game.
LeBron discussed his match-up with Durant, saying there’s no way KD can be stopped. The best thing to do is just contain him:
LeBron on KD: “Well, I mean, like you say, you can’t stop KD, you just don’t try to give him easy ones. You don’t want to give him an easy dunk in transition where you didn’t get back on defense, or you give him a transition D because you didn’t communicate and gave up and things like that of course, but he’s going to make shots. He can make any shot the game has to offer, off the dribble, off the catch and shoot, off pindowns, he can make every shot. You just try to wear on him, but he’s going to make his shots and get his points because of the type of player he is.”
Although James and Durant play totally different styles of basketball, both continue to score on each other. It’s going to be a very exciting series, especially just judging from these last two games.
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