Kevin Durant had a rough outing on Monday night.
Not only did his Thunder lose to the Mavericks, 85-84, in Game 2, but Durant missed a potential game-winning lay-up right before the buzzer -- his 26th miss of the night.
Overall, Durant finished 7-of-33 from the floor, matching Michael Jordan for the worst high-volume shooting performance in the playoffs over the past 30 years:
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Kevin Durant tied Michael Jordan for most missed shots in a playoff game (26) in the last 30 years. pic.twitter.com/AT7RpRWLNJ— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 19, 2016
26 missed shots— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 19, 2016
22 were contested
18 outside the paint
8 in 4th quarter
3 in final 24 seconds pic.twitter.com/VPB7e2ZpQk
Technically, Durant's performance was worse than His Airness':
Worst FG Pct In Playoff Game - Minimum 30 FGA— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 19, 2016
Shot Clock Era
2016 Kevin Durant 21.2%
1997 Michael Jordan 25.7 %
Following the game, Durant took the blame for the loss, chalking it up to simply missing shots he normally makes:
Durant on his very uncharacteristic 7-of-33 shooting night: pic.twitter.com/2OuFe2Wc5P— Royce Young (@royceyoung) April 19, 2016
KD— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) April 19, 2016
"It's one of those nights. I just have to stick to my routine, go out there tomorrow & get ready for practice." pic.twitter.com/87BW2B4bPB
There's almost no chance that Durant shoots this poorly in Game 3 in Dallas, but the Mavericks might have potentially found a way to frustrate the former MVP and make this series interesting. Maybe.
Jovan Buha covers the NBA for FOX Sports. Follow him on Twitter: @jovanbuha.