Kevin Durant is on another level right now.
After putting up only eight shots during the Warriors' loss to the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 2 of their first-round NBA playoff series, Durant has taken it up a notch because, well, he's Kevin Durant.
Durant scored 50 points during the Dubs' Game 6 win over the Clippers last Friday, and he was right back at it again Sunday when he poured in 35 points in the Warriors' 104-100 win over the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals.
The two-time NBA Finals MVP has impressed everyone during this run, even head coach Steve Kerr, who compared him to another all-time great he's quite familiar with.
"There's this guy named Michael something," Kerr said, via ESPN. "Can't remember his last name. No, but Kevin's run this past week has just been off the charts. I've said it a few times this week: He's the most skilled basketball player on Earth. He's one of the most skilled basketball players to ever play the game. There's never been anybody like him. Six-[foot]-11, handles the ball, shoots 3s, passes, defends. He's just an unbelievable talent. And I think after we lost Game 2 to the Clippers, I think he just felt like he had to turn it up and lift us up another level. That's exactly what he's done."
Over the past five games, Durant is averaging 40.2 points per game and he has the Warriors on track to dismiss the Rockets and continue their march to a third straight NBA title.
Jordan comparisons are usually overblown, but in this case, it's absolutely warranted.
In the last five games, Durant has scored a total of 201 points. In doing so. he became just the fourth player in the last 30 years to score 200 points in a five-game span in the postseason, joining LeBron James, Allen Iverson and Jordan.
Like I said: On another level.