This is exactly why we all got so excited for the marquee matchup between Kevin Durant and LeBron James. There was bound to be at least one stretch where the world played witness to unmatched basketball excellence.
Well, the two best players in the NBA made that into a reality near the end of the third quarter of a Jan. 29 matchup between the Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder.
After a driving basket by James and a pull-up jumper from roughly 372 feet for Durant, the floodgates opened.
Fourteen points in just two minutes makes for quite the spectacle, but it's even better when the shots are as difficult as these ones. The pull-up jumpers and off-balance attempts are shots that few players can make with any sort of consistency, but there was nary a miss during this run.
And just as was the case with the final score, Durant got the better of the reigning MVP. A pair of threes might not be much in poker, but it was enough for him to outscore LeBron by a deuce.