Kevin Garnett is a terrific defender, but no one is capable of containing Kevin Durant.
Midway through the second quarter of the Oklahoma City Thunder's 91-79 victory over the Boston Celtics, the Durantula won a brief battle of the Kevins.
Maintaining his dribble for the better part of the shot clock, Durant showed right then crossed over to the weak side. Garnett committed to the left, prompting the ever so fluent Durant to cross back to the right. Needless to say, his jumper found the bottom of the net.
This wasn't the most illustrious of crossovers. We're used to admiring the ones that send defenders barreling to the floor. Durant's effortless manner makes this one so incredible.
Garnett isn't one to fall for fakes, even on the perimeter. Durant is just so quick and fluid in everything he does. He threaded the needle on this handle.
Prior to the second part of the crossover, Garnett's left hand was nearly touching the floor as he went for the ball. Durant put the rock just out of his reach.
Credit Garnett for immediately retreating back toward the baseline in an attempt to cut off Durant's path to the basket.
But Oklahoma City's finest had no intention of driving anywhere. Instead, he stopped, popped and drained a jumper to put the Thunder up by 11.
No ankles were broken here (luckily for the Celtics), but the finish was enlightening.
It showed that even 18 years into Garnett's career, he could still be taken to school.