Kevin Durant Dunking Over Dwight Howard


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To begin the 2015–16 season, Durant and Russell Westbrook reached several historical milestones together, including becoming the first pair of teammates to each score at least 40 points in a single game since 1996, doing so in a win over the Orlando Magic on October 30. [78][79][80] On April 11, Durant scored 34 points against the Lakers, setting an NBA record for consecutive games scoring 20 or more points with 64. [81] For the year, Durant averaged 28. 2 points, 8. 2 rebounds, 5 assists, and 1. 2 blocks per game, leading the Thunder to 55 wins and the third seed in the West. [82] In Game 2 of the first round of the playoffs against the Mavericks, he scored 21 points but converted only 7 out of 33 shots in the worst postseason shooting performance, both by percentage and number of misses, of his career. [83] After defeating Dallas, Oklahoma City moved on to face the Spurs in the second round, falling behind 2–1 to start the series. [82] In Game 4, Durant tied his playoff career high with 41 points in a Thunder win. [84] Oklahoma City eventually defeated the Spurs in six games, drawing a matchup with the record-setting 73-win Golden State Warriors in the Conference Finals. [82] Despite going up 3–1, the Thunder were ousted in seven games, with Durant providing 27 points in Game 7. [85]