“I got 63 text messages when I got back to my phone after the game,” Durant said. “It’s good, a lot of people say it’s just regular season, but it’s pretty special.”
Durant even ranked the performance above his career-high 54-point showing against Golden State earlier this season and said his teammates presented him with a game ball when it was over.
KD NOT INTO JESUS COMPARISONS
Following Durant’s legendary showing, Raptors guard Greivis Vasquez called him the NBA’s Jesus, a comparison Durant was flattered by, but shot down.
“Try to compare me to that guy, it’s going to be tough to matchup,” Durant said. “Greatest man to ever walk the Earth. It’s gonna be tough to match up with that. I’m nowhere near Jesus in this league. I’d fail miserably if I tried to stack up to that guy. I like being KD.”
NBA legend Magic Johnson on SportsCenter: “The MVP race is definitely over. Kevin Durant is the MVP.”