KD Pulls A Superman And Rescues The Nets From The Brink

KD Pulls A Superman And Rescues The Nets From The Brink

First things first: The Bucks did not choke away a 17 point lead in game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Brooklyn Nets. Simply put, they got beat by the world’s best basketball player, Kevin Durant.

Durant, single handly saved the wounded Nets championship aspirations with his 49 points, 17 boards, and 10 assists. If you will he stole that old Superman cap from Dwight Howard and proceeded to become the first player in NBA history to record a 45-15-10 playoff game.

Shooting 70 percent from the field and playing all 48 minutes certainly would make him the first pick of the DC Comics Justice League summer league.

“He’s the best player in the world right now,” Giannis Antetokounmpo said of Durant, and he’s not wrong. Now, James Harden did play and did a nice job orchestrating the feed the ball to KD strategy. It should be noted that the Nets played without Kyrie Irving and while Harden set the offense up, he was only able to deliver 5 points in the game which is more than Joel Embiid was able to deliver in the second half of the 76ers loss to the Hawks the other night.

The debate around who is the best basketball player in the world has clearly been answered by KD’s game 5 performance. Still, this is just one game, and Durant will need another Superman-style performance if the hobbled Nets are to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals.

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