Nylon Calculus: Kevin Durant makes the impossible look easy

Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant second from left celebrates after the Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-85 in Game 4 of basketball’s NBA Finals to win the NBA championship Friday

Kevin Durant Loves The NBA Finals

In the history of the National Basketball Association playoffs, teams trailing 0-3 in a best-of-7 series are 0-131.

LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers have become the punchline of many jokes during these NBA Finals, so you can't blame the three-time NBA champ for trying to deflect some of that attention elsewhere.

Durant is averging 29.4 points, 7.6 rebounds and 4.5 assists during the playoffs.

In April, it was reported that Durant would not take the option so he could hit free agency and re-sign with the Warriors for next season.

Durant has still been destroying the Cavaliers by targeting mismatches - he's * a href="http://stats.nba.com/players/playtype-post-up/?CF=PlayerFirstName*E*kev" *shooting 51.5 percent on pull-ups and has posted an enormous 72.7 effective field goal percentage on shot attempts coming after at least seven dribbles.

It was his teammates' reaction that people really fell in love with, or more accurately Durant's reaction to their reaction.

Fans cheer for Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant as he warms up for Game 4 of basketball’s NBA Finals between the Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers Friday

Golden State now leads these Finals 3-0.

Although history favors the Warriors after winning Game 3, Durant knows that the team still has more work to do in the next game.

"Kevin Durant is one of the best players I've ever played against, that this league has ever seen". According to Sportsradar's shot-making model, Durant has scored 21 more points than expected across the entire series.

If Golden State finishes off LeBron with a sweep Friday, they'll have accomplished a second thing that Michael Jordan's Chicago dynasty in the 90s couldn't - swept a team in the Finals.

In the Finals, the Warriors have managed to score just 82.3 points per 100 possessions which Durant on the bench, a drop-off of 45.9 points from what they've averaged with him on the floor.

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