Watch Kevin Durant Destroy Rim After Nifty Crossover

Jesse DorseyFeatured ColumnistMay 8, 2013

The Oklahoma City Thunder did everything in their power to continue to get Kevin Durant the ball in Game 2 of their second-round series against the Memphis Grizzlies, landing him this monster slam in the process.

Along the way, Durant scored 36 points for the Thunder, marking the seventh time in eight games that he's surpassed the 30-point mark in these playoffs.

This was just two of 'em.

Not only does he completely crossover the woefully overmatched Quincy Pondexter, he also shimmies his way past Darrell Arthur, who rotates over to do everything in his power to make Durant realize that somebody is actually rotating.

That Durant dunk would DEFINITELY have shattered the backboard on NBA JAM

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It might take a while before Pondexter is able to tie his shoes again. That initial crossover was so nasty that it not only untied his kicks, but put them back together in a tangled mess of strings.

In the end, the dunk and the 36 points weren't enough for the Thunder to hold on to home-court advantage.

Thanks to a clutch stretch from Mike Conley, Memphis was able to pull away just enough to avoid a back-and-forth with Durant.

Memphis takes their 99-93 win out of Oklahoma City and goes back to Memphis with a solid split.