In Thursday night's Game 3, the Warriors led the Clippers 73-52 at halftime.
When he walked off the court after the first 24 minutes, Kevin Durant had scored 27 points (10-of-15 shooting) and dished out four assists.
Kevin Durant on his 27-point first half: "Nothing different. I just think Coach drew more plays up for me." pic.twitter.com/eztvOOZ9xn
— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) April 19, 2019
Before the third quarter started, former Warriors forward Matt Barnes took to Twitter to let his feelings be known.
Hopefully y'all will stop w this PatBev locking up or shutting down KD.. Only person that can stop KD is Westbrook 👀lol
— Matt Barnes (@Matt_Barnes22) April 19, 2019
This tweet receives a 10 out of 10.
Barnes, of course, is referring to Durant's former teammate, Russell Westbrook, who went 5 of 20 from the field in Oklahoma City's Game 2 loss in Portland on Tuesday night.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr even told reporters that he wanted to see a much more aggressive KD in Game 3.
With his 38-point outbust, the reigning two-time NBA Finals MVP gave everybody what they were looking for.