Kevin Durant had another masterclass performance in the Golden State Warriors’ 116-110 come-from-behind victory over the Orlando Magic. The two-time Finals MVP dominated the Magic in every just about every aspect of the game, notching 49 points, six rebounds, nine assists, two steals and two blocks. He, along with Klay Thompson, who scored 19 points in the fourth quarter, led the Warriors’ late-game charge.
However, Durant wasn’t all too happy with his night overall, and was still critical about the shots he missed:
“I still missed 17 shots,” Durant said per Marc Medina of The Mercury News. “Tricked off a 50 piece. I felt like I had some shots that I wish I could have made last game and this game. So I wish I could have made more shots and I'm pretty sure all my teammates felt that way.”
Kevin Durant still self critical of his play. He’s lamenting the shots he missed instead of relishing in the shots he made pic.twitter.com/EVrCcFDX2F
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) November 27, 2018
The former MVP shot 16-of-33 from the field and was one point shy from getting the big 5-0. But falling just a point from what could have been his sixth 50-point outing shouldn’t take anything away from how Durant dominated the Magic.
Still, players of Durant’s stature have the highest of standards and push their limits further to be the best player they can possibly be.
Nonetheless, KD did make the biggest shot of the night, hitting a dagger 3-pointer over Jonathan Isaac with just a little over 20 seconds remaining to put Golden State up by four.
This 49-point performance was Durant’s second straight 40-point night after he dropped 44 in their previous win against the Sacramento Kings.
Golden State has now won three straight games following a four-game losing skid, the first in the Steve Kerr era. Kevin Durant and the Warriors look to carry the momentum on Thursday as they head up north to take on the Toronto Raptors in what will be a showdown between two of the NBA’s top heavyweights.