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NBA: Why Kevin Durant Is a Better 4th-Quarter Closer Than Kobe Bryant

Kevin Durant is a quiet, unassuming superstar. That doesn't mean he isn't the best closer in basketball—because that is precisely what he is. On Thursday night, Durant did what he needed to to get the Thunder a come-from-behind win over the Orlando Magic. On the road, Durant dropped 38 points—18 coming in the fourth quarter—helping the young thunder come back from 14 down to earn the road win.
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