Programming note: Watch the pregame edition of Warriors Outsiders on Sunday morning at 11, streaming live on the MyTeams app.
In Thursday night's Game 3, the Warriors led the Clippers 73-52 at the half.
When he walked off the court after the first 24 minutes, Kevin Durant had scored 27 points (10-for-15 FG) and dished out four assists.
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-for-20 from the field in Oklahoma City's Game 2 loss in Portland on Tuesday night.
Durant received a lot of backlash from the media for how he handled facing Patrick Beverley in the first two games of the series (mostly Game 2).
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 Finals MVP gave everybody what they were looking for.