Kevin Durant Video: Watch Durant Lay Up Circus Shot in 2011 NBA Playoffs

Rob KelleyCorrespondent IApril 18, 2011

Kevin Durant continues to do it all for the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The NBA's leading scorer during the regular season led the way for the Thunder in Game 1 of the 2011 NBA Playoffs against the Denver Nuggets with a career-high 41 points, but none were more impressive than the two he dropped in on this circus shot.

Durant went around one defender before going up and around Kenyon Martin to finish the play. The Thunder would go on to win the game, 107-103.

The Nuggets are not known as a strong defensive team, but Durant was not going to be stopped last night by any team, especially on that play. The only way to slow him down on that one was to hack him.

But where he is such a solid free-throw shooter, the net result would have likely been the same.

But thankfully for the fans, the Nuggets did not foul him, so we were not robbed of the opportunity to watch Durant finish the circus shot.

Durant finished Game 1 with the aforementioned 41 points, but he did so on 13-or-22 shooting from the field and 12-of-15 from the free-throw line. He also nailed 3-of-6 from long range and added nine rebounds, two steals and an assist to complete an excellent winning effort for Oklahoma City.

Along with Russell Westbrook dropping 31 points with seven assists and six rebounds on 12-of-23 shooting from the field, the Thunder's dynamic duo continue to show why the expectations are high in Oklahoma City in the 2011 NBA Playoffs.

After all, the two combined for 72 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists on 25-of-45 shooting from the field.

That is why they are one of the highest-scoring tandems in the league, behind only LeBron James and Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat.