A pair of former Texas Longhorns put on a show on Monday night as part of the Western Conference playoffs.
Arguably the top two former Texas talents in the NBA, Golden State Warriors small forward Kevin Durant and San Antonio Spurs power forward LaMarcus Aldridge squared off on Monday night for Game 2 of the first round, and it’s safe to say each shined under the spotlight.
Aldridge led all scorers with 34 points, thanks in large part to the 32-year-old connecting on all 12 of his free throw attempts. Aldridge finished his double-double effort with 12 rebounds, as well, which was also a game-high.
Durant wasn’t far behind.
The nine-time NBA All-Star led the way for the Warriors with 32 points on 10 of 19 from the field, and stuffed the stat sheet with 6 assists, 6 rebounds and 1 blocked shot.
Of course, although Aldridge performed a bit more notably on the stat sheet, Durant ultimately earned the upper hand, as he led Golden State to a 116-101 win, and thus, a 2-0 cushion over the Spurs with the series set to head to San Antonio, Texas.
Game 3 between the Warriors and Spurs is set to get underway on Thursday at 9:30 p.m. The game will be televised on TNT.