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Kevin Durant dunks over James Harden (VIDEO)

Dec 30, 2013, 1:47 AM EST

It wasn’t a complete poster dunk because James Harden realized what was about to happen and slid to the side to get out of the way.

Kevin Durant was bringing the ball up the court and just past before passing half court shifted from casual to Maserati and just blew by Chandler Parsons. Harden rotated over to cover, saw the poster he was about to be in, and slid out before it got too bad.

That play fit with the entirety of the 117-86 Rockets loss to the Thunder — on the fourth game in five nights the Rockets looked worn down, and Durant took advantage.

  1. antistratfordian - Dec 30, 2013 at 1:55 AM

    Smart move by Harden. KD is an underrated dunker.

  2. money2long - Dec 30, 2013 at 2:27 AM

    kd ruled this game, without westbrook around and took on his former teammate in james harden who was accompanied by his star player in dwight. all proved unsuccessful against durant who showed tonight he is the man. that play was a microcosm of : james you might have left, but let me show you that that gave my wings more room to spread. durant simply murdered the rockets. i wonder what was going on through harden’s mind as that dunk happened. he is extremely competitive but as you can notice, he gently taps his old teammate on the arm in a passive sort of way like he knows his place on the totem pole. durant just did his thing tonight. plain and simple.

  3. rickyspanish - Dec 30, 2013 at 3:03 AM

    antistratfordian

    I totally agree with Durant being an underrated dunker. He loves dunking on people. His dunks are powerful even when uncontested.

  4. davidly - Dec 30, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    His are classic throwdowns. Nothing fancy, just getting it done with umph-asis. What I like most is that he let’s his authoritative slams speak for themselves and doesn’t stand over his victims and scowl or flex. As much as I like my Pacers, I don’t much care for how George and Stephenson pose after the play.

  5. ProBasketballPundit - Dec 30, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    I’m surprised Harden was even in the vicinity of the basketball on defense. More often he’s ball watching 15 feet away from the play and let’s his guy get open at the 3-point line or slip backdoor for an easy score.

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