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Kevin Durant says he's a "professional scorer" and isn't worried about game six shooting woes

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The Oklahoma City Thunder surrendered a 3-1 Western Conference Finals lead to the Golden State Warriors and are somehow staring elimination in the face after holding a commanding position.

Teams down 3-1 in a playoff series are 9-223 and 2-37 in the conference finals which shows the size of the task the Warriors faced against a resurgent OKC outfit who had taken control of the series. 

The Dubs showed why they are the defending champions and won an NBA-record 73 wins in the regular season by producing back-to-back wins in elimination games. 

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Per ESPN Stats and Info, there have been 36 teams to lose Game 6 at home with a 3-2 series lead. 

12 of those 36 teams came back to win game seven, which gives the Thunder hope that they can still make it to the NBA Finals, but they'll have to produce the game of their lives to win in an incredibly raucous Oracle Arena.

OKC will need their superstars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook to prove why they are two of the top five best players in the league and show a massive improvement from their game six collapse. 

Golden State Warriors v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game Six

In the last two games, KD, in particular, has been below his best and shot just 10-of-31 in the game six loss at home.

The All-Star forward, however, is not worried by his poor performance and is confident he'll be ready to get back to the level we have come to expect from him tonight when his team needs him most.

"On the offensive end, you don't have to worry about me," the 2014 MVP said. "I'm a professional scorer. I've been doing this for so long. I'm not saying I'm going to have a great game every night or I'm going to shoot well every night. But I tend to figure things out on the offensive end."

The Thunder will hope he figures it out as they'll have a slim chance of progressing to their first NBA Finals since 2012 if their leading scorer isn't firing on all cylinders.

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Russell Westbrook
Oklahoma City Thunder
Kevin Durant

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