Warriors’ Kevin Durant passes Kobe Bryant for No. 7 on all-time playoffs 3-pointers list
Durant now has a total of 293 3-pointers made in his postseason career to bump down the Los Angeles Lakers legend, who finished with 292 total threes in the playoffs in his illustrious 20-year career.
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Kevin Durant needed just two threes to pass Kobe, and he knocked down his second with a little over two minutes remaining in the first quarter of Saturday’s Game 3 against the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference semifinals.
The two-time Finals MVP scored 12 points on just 5-of-12 shooting in the first half as the Warriors trailed by nine heading into the second half.
Durant was magnificent for the defending champions through the first two games of this series. He certainly has not lost a step after having a virtuoso performance in the Warriors’ opening-round series against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Durant is averaging 35 points, 5 rebounds, and 3.5 assists to lead Golden State to a 2-0 lead in this second-round series versus the Rockets. However, he has not shot the ball particularly well, shooting at a 42.6 percent clip from the field. He is, however, connecting on 44.4 percent from deep.
Durant and the Warriors are trying to take a commanding 3-0 lead with a win in Game 3. The Warriors will have to dig deep and mount a comeback if they want to put the Rockets on the verge of elimination.
Stay tuned for more on this battle between the two Western Conference heavyweights.