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Kevin Durant brings his offensive exploits to TD Garden on Friday night for a game against the Celtics. Durant will likely spend the evening producing “oohs” and “aahs” from the crowd with his array of floaters, long-range jumpers, and swooping layups flipped in by his seemingly endless arms.
In 12 games this month, Durant is averaging a Jordan-esque 36.9 points on 52.4 percent shooting, including 39.7 percent from 3-point range. He’s scored at least 30 points in nine straight games, including outings of 54, 48, and 46. Durant has made basketball in Oklahoma City relevant, verifying commissioner David Stern’s decision to allow the NBA to leave Seattle and move to a smaller market.