Kevin Durant’s career playoff high is 43 points. For comparison, Lebron has scored 44 points or more 15 times in the playoffs
They’re two of the greatest scorers of the post 2000’s era. I thought t would be interesting to compare their respective volume in the playoffs. Obviously Lebron has played more playoff games and Durant still has time to add to his numbers.
[–][ORL] Aaron Gordonninety4kid 298 points 2 days ago*
TIL: Dwights playoff career high is 3 points higher than KDs.
[–]KnicksPorzingusburger 9 points 2 days ago
Holy crap. Dwight was a fuckin beast. What the fuck happen to this dud?
[–]jpw0w 42 points 2 days ago
age, injuries, too much fucking
[–]ClippersComprehensiveArt8 31 points 2 days ago
His back injury is severely underrated. He was never the same after. I think the criticism of his work ethic is also valid, so the combo of the two led to a big drop-off from MVP candidate to whatever he is today.
[–]BullsMundaneInternetGuy 119 points 2 days ago
Michael Jordan, 28
LeBron James, 15
Wilt Chamberlain/Allen Iverson, 8
No one else has more than 7 playoff games of 44 points or higher.
[–]NBALeJordanBelfort 65 points 2 days ago
Jordan was the fucking king of the Playoffs. Easily the goat
[–]Lakersalex94xela 80 points 2 days ago
Why does KD not seem to have volume on his higher scoring games? In the reg season his career high is 54 but hes only hit 50+ 5 times. Like I know he gets buckets but why doesnt he get to higher highs.
[–]peterson777 128 points 2 days ago
He is a go with the flow type of scorer only when the team is struggling is when KD小偷盗取价值29万元限量版手机 被以2万元销赃 says fuck it and they start using his insane scoring ability. Even on his mvp season when he was getting between 30 and 50 points on games there were many ganes where 6 minutes passed on the clock and he only had 2 field goal attempts. He doesnt force anything only when the team struggles. That is one of the reasons why there were games last season where KD scored above 39 points but lost the game because everyone on the team was playing horrible.
[–]AaronBrownell 58 points 2 days ago
He also seems to value efficiency and his FG%, he doesnt just chuck shots up
[–]Hornetsskepticdoubt 198 points 2 days ago
KD is a better rapper, press f to pay respect
[–]Iwasbornathalfcourt[S] 69 points 2 days ago
I was genuinely surprised by the quality of the song
[–]BucksTheDonbot 273 points 2 days ago
KD hasnt been on a team where it is either possible (OKC with Westbrook) or advisable (GS with Klay and Curry) to regularly take the high amount of attempts needed to get to that many points. LeBron has been on a bunch of teams where it would be stupid for him not to take a large number of shots every single playoff game.
[–]Warriorseggstacy 95 points 2 days ago*
Lebron with Kyrie:
: no playoff games above 40 points until the Finals (44, 39, 40, 20, 40, 32)
: only went above 40 points 2 times. both times scoring 41 pts in Finals games
: 41 pts against Pacers and Warriors, no other games above 40 points.
(no Kyrie): playoff highs of 51, 46, 46, 45, 44, 44, 43, 42
and only above 40 pts in 3 playoff games total over 4 years with the Heat. 2011 was the worst and he didnt even have a Finals game with more than 25 points.
so all the rest of the 15 times that OP noted were from the pre-Decision no-help Cavs teams.
[–][LAL] Kobe Bryantswordsx48 84 points 2 days ago
[–]NBAStabiloService 52 points 2 days ago
Still so pissed the greatest finals performance (in a single game) of this era was ruined by a fucking idiot.
[–][LAL] Shaquille ONealNoResponsabilities 21 points 2 days ago
That series should have been this decade’s Lakers-Sixers, with LeBron pulling an Iverson and willing a game 1 win. Too bad the Sixers didn’t have anyone as dumb as JR...
[–][BOS] Kevin Garnettceltics090 180 points 2 days ago
And yet, over their playoff careers;
28.8ppg on 59.1% ts for Durant
28.9ppg on 57.9% ts for Lebron
[–]shanmustafa 81 points 2 days ago
KD is consistently at
LeBron is all over the place because his game is well rounded, but when it’s really time he’ll give you those 40/12/8 games
LeBron this post season alone had more 40 point games than KD has in his playoff career
KD also had BAD stretch from to where in the RS he shot .635 and .560 in the playoffs, had a PER of 28.7 in the RS to a 22.6 in the playoffs, but you know, can’t win with those cats esp when you’re underperforming
[–]GaryxBusey 65 points 2 days ago
... Lebron really isn’t all over the place
[–][BOS] Kyrie Irvingbricklaid 88 points 2 days ago
He is. A range from 30 to 51 is pretty large.
[–]NBAMygaffer 2 points 1 day ago
LeBron has played 239 playoff games, KD has played in 127.
Give him that 100+ games and then lets compare.
[–]Knicksdanny7290 13 points 2 days ago
KD is what you call a stealthy scorer.. he can score without being ball dominant, you can look up the score board and he has 28 points and your amused like when the hell did he score 28 points. He can literally score from anywhere... the only weakness is his post up game is probably due to his built but other than that ... the guy is a scoring machine.