Warriors star Kevin Durant was a man possessed in the first half against the Clippers on Friday night.
The most explosive offensive player in the world erupted for 38 points before halftime, tying an NBA postseason record for most points in the first half of a game.
Guess who Durant is tied with? Yep. Sir Charles Barkley.
KD IS UNCONSCIOUS pic.twitter.com/CwmTOJ5gPi— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) April 27, 2019
Kevin Durant's 38 first-half points ties the NBA record for most points in the first half of a playoff game, matching Charles Barkley's 38-point half at Golden State on May 4, 1994. Eric "Sleepy" Floyd holds the record for most points in any half of a playoff game with 39.— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) April 27, 2019
Kevin Durant is the first Warriors player since Rick Barry (April 18 & 20, 1967) to record back-to-back 40-point playoff games. He has 44 points after scoring a playoff career-high 45 points in Game 5 on Wednesday.— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) April 27, 2019
NBC Sports Bay Area's Kerith Burke spoke to Durant before he went to the locker room and asked him if he felt he could score at will on this night.
"Yeah," Durant said.
Burke asked a follow-up question about the Warriors' defensive intensity and as Durant was answering the question, he stopped himself.
'Sorry, I'm a little gassed right now," Durant said.
Former Warrior Sleepy Floyd holds the record for any half in postseason play, with 39.
Durant's huge first half helped the Warriors build a 72-53 lead over the Clippers.
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We're hoping the Rockets were watching from their hotel rooms in Bay Area.
KD is coming for you, Houston. Get ready.