With rumors of an offseason exit strategy taking center stage leading up to Game 6, Kevin Durant faced a whole lot of pressure to stay focused, especially with a begrudged Patrick Beverley nipping at his heels. A fair number of highly-regarded pundits believe the Golden State Warriors have lost their air of invincibility, for some reason or another.


As much as it pains me to admit it, the pundits are absolutely right. The 2019 Golden State Warriors aren't the gel-tight outfit they were in previous campaigns. But on this occasion, a dominant 129-110 series-deciding Game 6, teamwork didn't factor in the final result. KD simply willed his team to a W with what Warriors' coach Steve Kerr called "one of the great performances" he'd ever witnessed in over 30-years as an NBA professional.

"It was one of the great performances I've ever seen in my life," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said of Durant's 50-point performance. "I've seen some good ones, been around some decent players. He just carried us these last couple games of the series. He's the ultimate weapon because there's no defense for Kevin. No matter what anybody does, he can get a good shot. And he knew we needed him badly, and he just took over the game in the first half and set a great tone."

As a result of Kevin Durant's 50-point, the Golden State Warriors will march onto the 2nd round for a repeat of last year's Western Conference final. Will the Warriors regain their mojo, or will the Rockets find a weakness to prey on? Hit us with your predictions in the comment box below the write-up.