The Golden State Warriors lost to the Toronto Raptors on Thursday. But star Kevin Durant could hardly have played any better.
He scored 51 in the overtime loss, showing off some incredible range in the process.
Toronto led for essentially the entire game. But despite absolute blanket coverage from Kawhi Leonard, Durant sent the game into overtime with a three.
TIE GAME TIE GAME TIE GAME
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) November 30, 2018
While the Warriors lost, Twitter heaped a lot of praise onto Durant.
Every Raptor trying to guard KD tonight pic.twitter.com/AFQ1iCpoMD
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) November 30, 2018
It's so fun watching KD be KD.
— Royce Young (@royceyoung) November 30, 2018
KD is straight sick!!!!
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) November 30, 2018
Drake gotta start leaving KD alone!!! 🤦🏽♂️
— Jared Sullinger Sr. (@Jared_Sully0) November 30, 2018
It was Durant’s third consecutive game with 40-plus points. Remember, this was despite always attracting the other team’s top defensive effort. Just imagine how open it will be for Durant when Stephen Curry returns on Saturday.