- David Thorpe, NBA
Russell versus Chamberlain. Alcindor versus Hayes. Magic versus Bird. All legendary matchups. We are seeing another one this June: Durant versus LeBron. Kevin Durant has owned the fourth quarters in these Finals so far, but LeBron James has owned the better part of the first two games.
While each has carried his team to a win, only one man can top our rankings. LeBron has earned a slight edge in this race because he was so clutch in Game 2 and helped his team do what no team had done in these playoffs (beat the Thunder in OKC).
Who have been the best performers in the playoffs so far? We're keeping track.