MIAMI (AP) — There will be times Wednesday night when LeBron James and Kevin Durant are matched up 1-on-1 against each other, moments both of them will surely savor.
But this is not LJ vs. KD, MVP present vs. MVP future.
It's Heat vs. Thunder, and the two superstars don't disagree on that point.
Durant is on a thrilling roll, with 30 or more points in 11 consecutive games and putting up numbers that even make James marvel in appreciation. If the season was ending right now, voters would likely tab Durant as the one who should be hoisting the league's MVP trophy over James, who has gotten it in four of the past five seasons.
Head to head, though, James' teams have beaten Durant's teams 13 times in 16 meetings.