Jan 29, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) is pressured by Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) during the first half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Durant vs LeBron James in Phantom Form (Video)


On Wednesday night, we witnessed the two best players in the NBA battle it out. It started out as a boring game, but things heated up as the quarters went on, and it left us with memories that can sustain us until the playoffs.

There was a stretch in the game where both guys combined for 14 points in two minutes, and it was epic. The NBA often takes moments like this and puts them in Phantom Form. That basically means that they use special cameras to highlight certain moments in games like this.

In the video above, it shows some of the back and forth that took place, and it reminds us of just how good of a battle it was. LeBron James finished with 34 points on 12 of 20 shooting, and Kevin Durant finished with 33 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists on 12 of 23 shooting. The Thunder proved that this is a team game, and Durant got more help than LeBron, which led to a 112-95 win for OKC.

Cue the “Best player in the league” talks after last night’s battle. They will be here all season long.

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