Top five players of the 2013 NBA Playoffs

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Modified 27 Jun 2013, 11:24 IST
Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder (Getty Images)

Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder (Getty Images)

5. Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder

Although critics can argue that the Thunder’s run in the playoffs was severely plagued by Russell Westbrook’s injury, no sceptic can question the effort of Kevin Durant. Almost single-handedly, Durant took over Thunder’s ailing offensive game to a deep playoff run. He averaged the most points per game as the playoffs ended, adding more highlight to why he is one of the league’s best players.

Durant’s position in this list could have been higher had the Thunder made a deeper run like they did in 2011-12. However, it is incredible to see any player average nearly 10 rebounds a game and still shoot thirty points a night. Durant solidified a mention in the record books by becoming the first player in NBA history to score 30 PPG, grab 9 RPG and average a block and six assists in the playoffs.

Published 25 Jun 2013, 15:10 IST
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