"Kevin's run this past week has just been off the charts. I've said it a few times this week: He's the most skilled basketball player on Earth. He's one of the most skilled basketball players to ever play the game. There's never been anybody like him. Six-[foot]-11, handles the ball, shoots 3s, passes, defends. He's just an unbelievable talent. And I think after we lost Game 2 to the Clippers, I think he just felt like he had to turn it up and lift us up another level. That's exactly what he's done."
In the Game 2 loss Kerr described, Durant had 21 points but ended up with nine turnovers and only took eight shots from the field. Since then, he has been on a tear with at least 30 points in all five games with an average of 40.2 per game.
He scored 50 points on an efficient 15-of-26 in the clinching Game 6 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.
Durant continued his impressive run Sunday with 35 points in the 104-100 Game 1 victory over the Houston Rockets. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson were quiet for much of the day, but Durant took over and carried the team to a win.
Durant is averaging 29.1 points per game in his playoff career with two titles and two Finals MVPs. Unfortunately, he has a long way to go to catch Jordan, who averaged 33.4 points per game on his way to six titles and six Finals MVPs.