I attended the February 9th Nuggets game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Pepsi Center with one of my long-time friends and his daughter.
At the end of the first half, Kevin Durant… “went off”. As in a frenzy of made 3’s, he went off. The Nuggets, who had dug a nice 20 point hole in the first quarter had cut into more than half that deficit with a fine 2nd quarter until the final 2:34.
Then, this happened:
|2:34||Kevin Durant makes 26-foot three point jumper||60-49|
|2:19||60-49||Kenneth Faried misses two point shot|
|2:18||Russell Westbrook defensive rebound||60-49|
|2:10||Kevin Durant makes 25-foot three point jumper (Russell Westbrook assists)||63-49|
|1:59||Serge Ibaka shooting foul (Jusuf Nurkic draws the foul)||63-49|
|1:59||63-49||Jusuf Nurkic misses free throw 1 of 2|
|1:59||63-49||Nuggets offensive team rebound|
|1:59||63-50||Jusuf Nurkic makes free throw 2 of 2|
|1:46||Kevin Durant makes 26-foot three point jumper||66-50|
|1:32||66-50||Ty Lawson bad pass (Andre Roberson steals)|
|1:30||Russell Westbrook makes two point shot (Andre Roberson assists)||68-50|
|1:15||68-52||Wilson Chandler makes driving layup|
|1:01||68-52||Wilson Chandler personal foul
(Kevin Durant draws the foul)
|1:01||Kevin Durant makes free throw 1 of 3||69-52|
|1:01||Kevin Durant misses free throw 2 of 3||69-52|
|1:01||Thunder offensive team rebound||69-52|
|1:01||69-52||Darrell Arthur enters the game for Jusuf Nurkic|
|1:01||Kevin Durant makes free throw 3 of 3||70-52|
|0:41||70-55||Ty Lawson makes 25-foot three point jumper|
|0:35||Kevin Durant makes 28-foot three point jumper (Russell Westbrook assists)||73-55|
14 points in less than 2 minutes.
Then, Kevin felt the need to say something about his scoring explosion:
For those younger members out there, let’s just go with “I’m a bad Mother Duck” and leave it at that.
Needless to say, the Nuggets could never fully regroup and ended up losing 114-124.