first_imgFor all the incredible things Kevin Durant has done in his career, he’s never done what he did in the first half against the Clippers on Friday in Game 6 of their first-round series.Durant scored 38 points in the first half — the most he’s ever scored in a half, regular season or postseason — to power the Warriors to a 72-53 halftime lead. It ties the second-most points scored in a half in an NBA playoff game, behind only former Warriors guard Eric “Sleepy” Floyd, who scored 39 points in a half in a 1987 playoff game. Charles Barkley also scored 38 points in a half in a 1994 postseason game. Durant hit 12 of 17 shots from the field, including 4 of 8 from 3-point range, along with all 10 free throws, to run up his tally. Related News NBA playoffs 2019/Bucks vs. Celtics: 3 things that could decide the seriescenter_img NBA playoffs 2019/Raptors vs. 76ers: 3 things that could decide the series 🔥 Kevin Durant’s 1st half in GM638 PTS12-17 FG4-8 3PT10-10 FT4 REB3— (@Ballislife) April 27, 2019The NBA postseason scoring record for a game is 63 points, set by Michael Jordan on April 20, 1986 in a first-round series against the Celtics. That’s well within reach the way Durant is playing.last_img

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