Behind Kevin Durant’s NBA Playoff career-high 50 points (15-26 FG, 6-14 3pt FG), 6 rebounds and 5 assists, the Warriors defeated the Clippers tonight in Los Angeles 129-110. The Warriors win the series 4-2 and advance to the Western Conference Semifinals where they will face the Houston Rockets. With his performance:
• Kevin Durant is the 6th player in NBA Playoff history to score 45+ points in consecutive postseason games (Michael Jordan 3x, Jerry West, Bernard King, Kobe Bryant and Russell Westbrook).
• Durant is the 4th player in Warriors’ franchise history to record a 50-point game in the NBA Playoffs (Wilt Chamberlain 4x, Rick Barry, Eric “Sleepy” Floyd).
• Durant and Damian Lillard (50 points vs. Oklahoma City on April 23) become the first pair of players to record 50+ points in series-clinching games in the same NBA Playoffs.
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