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Kevin Durant And LeBron James Turn An NBA Game Into A Rucker Park Duel

Last night's matchup between Kevin Durant and LeBron James didn't provide all of the drama we had been hoping for—a fourth quarter that starts with one team holding a 19-point lead will suck the air out of any game—but we were treated to a particularly enjoyable sequence late in the third quarter, when the Durant-LeBron matchup elevated itself above the game and the two went shot-for-shot for about two minutes.

You can see the whole mini-duel, minus the brief interruptions of a Durant miss and a Ray Allen jumper, in the video above. It's a sequence that's brimming with the fearlessness and shot-making that everyone wants to see anytime two superstars share the court. Well-executed offensive sets and crisp defensive rotations are nice and all, but sometimes you just want to see two guys zero in for a few minutes and light shit up.


After the game, Durant was asked what that particular flurry of action felt like:

Can we just schedule a Thunder-Heat finals right now? Everyone would be OK with that, right?

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