Kevin Durant Achieves Playoff Feat Alongside Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant Despite Game 6 Defeat Against Bucks

Published 06/18/2021, 1:59 PM EDT
Jun 15, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets power forward Kevin Durant (7) reacts after being fouled late during the fourth quarter of game five of the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs against the Milwaukee Bucks at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports


Milwaukee Bucks equalized a high-intensity matchup against the Brooklyn Nets, thus forcing a Game 7. Nets’ star Kevin Durant put up 32 points that night in the absence of Kyrie Irving. Despite Bucks dominating Game 6, Durant found a place besides Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant in the record books.

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Many predictions circled around Nets closing the series in Game 6, but Milwaukee wasn’t departing early. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton put up a terrific show with 68 points combined. It was enough to put the Nets on the back seat along with injured players on the bench.

Jun 15, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets power forward Kevin Durant (7) controls the ball against Milwaukee Bucks power forward P.J. Tucker (17) and Bucks guard Bryn Forbes (7) during the first quarter of game five of the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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On the other hand, Kevin Durant had set up a mark in the fifth matchup with a 49-point game. He earned immense appreciation after that staggering performance. Kyrie Irving was sitting out and James Harden was playing in half capacity. The pressure was high on Durant as the Nets’ Big 3 was out of order with injuries.

It’s a new feat for Kevin Durant

Now, even though the series has got tied, Durant made it to another breathtaking record. After scoring 32 points in Game 6, he has scored double figures in 150 consecutive playoff games. Well, Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant are the only players who have achieved this feat so far. And now, Kevin Durant is part of this elite club.

Durant is among clutch playoff players

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Jordan and Kobe have been classic playoff clutch players throughout their careers. Kevin Durant is a 2-time NBA Finals MVP who is well aware of the postseason pressure. And, this statistic proves to be another piece of evidence for the same.

Durant is averaging nearly 35 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists against the Milwaukee Bucks. Being amongst the most talented players in the history of the game adds expectations from him in the remainder series.

So, can the Brooklyn Nets finish off against the Bucks with a win?

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Pavni Ahuja

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Pavni Ahuja is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Housing a keen interest in sports journalism, she is pursuing an undergraduate Journalism degree from Christ University. Pavni is an ardent fan of the NBA, with prior district-level playing experience in basketball.

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