(photo by: www.foxnews.com) (pictured: Kevin Durant and Kevin Martin share a celebratory high-five in game 1)
As a result of the heroics of two gifted scorers, “Kevin” is a very popular name in Oklahoma City. Kevin Durant and Kevin Martin combined for 60 points in OKC’s game 1 matchup against the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday. The scoring ability of these two lethal players led the Thunder to a 93-91 victory over the Grizzlies, giving them a 1-0 lead in the playoff series. Martin was extremely key in the game because he got in going early on. Martin was able to keep his team in the game by netting 15 of his 25 points in the second quarter. On the other hand, Durant made his presence felt during clutch time. In the fourth quarter, Durant went into “KD mode”, scoring six of the team’s last seven field goals to seal the deal for Oklahoma City. Martin(6’7″, 185 lbs.) and Durant(6’9″, 235 lbs.) are not physically imposing, considering their lean build but obviously they really don’t need to be physical when they can score at such a high level. The Grizzlies pride themselves on physicality and tough play, so the need to do something about this deadly scoring duo or this series could be over in a heartbeat. Martin’s 25 points along with Durant’s monster performance of 35 points, 15 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 blocks were the deciding factors in game 1 and they look to have similar results in game 2. Oh, do you smell something burning? It’s probably just the dynamic duo of Kevin 1 and Kevin 2 cooking the helpless defense that stands in front of them!