Kevin Durant enters Game 1 of NBA Finals in elite company

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Win or lose, Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant has done one thing exceptionally well every time he’s stepped on the floor for an NBA Finals Game. He’s scored. In fact, Durant’s consistent scoring in his first 10 Finals games puts him in some elite company.

Obviously, Durant still has a long way to go before he can chase down Michael Jordan and Shaquille O’Neal. But in his first 10 NBA Finals games, he’s shown no signs of slowing down.

Durant’s career low in the NBA Finals came in Game 4 of the 2012 series, when he was with the Oklahoma City Thunder. In that game, he scored 25 points. In the six games since and the three before, he had at least 31.