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Warrior Wonder: Durant turns in a splendid fourth quarter

Now, don’t think that Durant’s contributions were limited to the just fourth. Two of his 28 points came on this thunderous dunk late in the second quarter.

Oct.30 - SportLand: Squandering a 14-point lead due to careless play and sloppy turnovers, the Warriors found themselves trailing late in the fourth quarter to the Detroit Pistons. But in those closing moments, Kevin Durant tried valiantly to help the Warriors, as they had done against the Toronto Raptors and Washington Wizards earlier this week, steal another victory in the game’s final minutes with an impressive stretch of basketball.

Though the effort came up short an the Warriors lost the game, Durant’s domination in the game’s later stages was quite impressive and showed that killer instinct or closer mentality he brings to the Warriors.

Now, don’t think that Durant’s contributions were limited to the just fourth. Two of his 28 points came on this thunderous dunk late in the second quarter.

But it was still a relatively quiet first half for Durant, totally only 11 points, 2 rebounds, and 2 assists while Stephen Curry (20 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds) and Klay Thompson (13 points) did more to give the Warriors their five-point halftime lead. Durant had another quiet quarter in the third, scoring only four more points to bring his total up to 15. Meanwhile, the Pistons continued to climb back into the game, holding the lead by a single point as the game moved into the fourth quarter, a Golden State Warriors community says.     

Durant re-entered the game with the Warriors down by seven points and nine minutes left to play in the ballgame. The Pistons continued to push and extended their lead to thirteen points before Durant started his offensive assault. Durant drained two 3-pointers in a span of 30 seconds, which cut the lead to single digits. If the Warriors were going to pull out this victory, it would probably be because Durant came in and saved the day, especially on offense.