Durant says Warriors ‘could be better’ after Game 1 win

KD went off for 37 points in 119-106 win over the Rockets

Karl Buscheck
May 15, 2018 - 12:46 pm

Kevin Durant was flat-out unguardable in the Warriors’ Game 1 win over the Rockets in the Western Conference finals.

With the Warriors intent on seizing back home court advantage from Houston, Durant simply decided to take over the game. Of his 37 points, 27 came on isolation plays, according to ESPN Stats & Info. Durant was 10-for-13 from the field in that situation.

Oh, and Durant thinks the Warriors can hit another level.

“I don’t know if we’re at our peak,” Durant said. “I think we could be better.”

“I mean, the stakes are high. We're playing the Western Conference finals against the best team in the league, the No. 1 seed, an MVP on their team. So, I think everybody just wants to enjoy this time hooping. Not a lot of people get this opportunity, so we want to take advantage of it."

Durant was also the picture of efficiency on a night when the triumvirate of himself, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined to take 60 of the club’s 80 shots

Head coach Steve Kerr summarized Durant best.

“We want to keep the ball moving,” Kerr said. “But obviously Kevin is the ultimate luxury because a play can break down and you just throw him the ball.”

“He can get you a bucket as well as anybody on Earth.”

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