[Introduction] Kevin Durant and Paul George are the two top small forwards in the NBA today.
Durant’s offensive ability is unquestionable, but when it comes to one-on-one singles, the young and vigorous George thinks he can beat KD.
on December 13th, Kevin Durant and Paul George are both the top small forwards in the league today. George said twice a while ago that Durant is more difficult to guard than LeBron, but according to US media reports
, although Durant’s offensive ability is excellent, but the young and energetic George believes that he will be able to beat Durant in a one-on-one situation.
“One-on-one, that’s what I’m good at, I’ve been good at it since I was a kid,” George said. “It’s what made me play. Even though he’s one of the top one-on-one players, I’m one of the top.
It’s going to be a great matchup. I don’t want to say who’s going to win, but it’s going to be a great matchup.”
Facing the same problem, Durant also believed that he could defeat his opponent.
“What am I going to do? Beat him,” he said in an interview. “I think one-on-one will be more difficult for him. When we play against them, he will run a lot, so I
Think it’s going to be a close contest.”
Durant has a very good 1vs1 ability, but according to relevant data analysis, his singles ability is slightly lower than that of George.
Durant averaged 0.98 points per round in singles offense, ranking 17th in the league, while Paul George ranked 7th in the league with 1.08 points per round.
On December 9, the Pacers had played against the Thunder once. In that game, Durant’s final statistics were slightly better than George’s. Durant scored 36 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. George
Got 32 points, 5 rebounds and 3 steals.
And in the end the Thunder defeated the Pacers 118-94.
They will have a second match this season. According to the league arrangement, the match will be held on April 14. I hope that George and Durant will stage a classic matchup again.