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Tim Duncan shows us how Kevin Durant is making opponents feel right now (Loop)

Dan Devine
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Yeah, I hear you, man. Watching Kevin Durant roast your San Antonio Spurs to the tune of 36 points — with 24 of them coming after your best chance of stopping him went out with a busted fingie — to lead his Oklahoma City Thunder to a 111-105 win is a pretty big bummer.

If it's any consolation, though, you're not alone; Durant's making lots of opponents wear sad faces these days. The four-time All-Star is averaging just under 37 points, six rebounds, six assists and 2 1/2 combined blocks and steals per game in January on monstrous 52/40/89 shooting splits, stepping up his level of play without injured running mate Russell Westbrook and stamping all Thunder games as must-see TV for the foreseeable future.

He's performing at such a remarkably high level that it's becoming difficult to describe how exactly he's doing it, a problem the Spurs' Hall of Fame big man ran into after Wednesday's defeat.

"Durant hit some tough shots, he hit some big 3s down the stretch and it just got away from us," Duncan said after the game. "I don't know how else to explain it."

Luckily, Duncan's face tells the whole story.

And now, because it's fun to revisit awesome things, let's take a look back at the scoring duel between Durant and Spurs point guard Tony Parker, who poured in a game- and season-high 37 points in San Antonio's losing effort:

Thanks, kharan, for the Loop.

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