Kevin Durant began his first extended road trip as a Golden State Warrior with an impressive performance during the win over the Toronto Raptors.
The 2014 Most Valuable Player dropped 30 points at the Air Canada Centre, combining with Stephen Curry, who finished with 35, to score over half of the Warriors' points.
Durant, who also had 9 rebounds and 6 assists, shot 11-12 from the field and 3-8 from behind the arc as the Dubs made it five straight wins since their blowout loss to the L.A. Lakers.
Against one of the Eastern Conference's best, the 2015 champions had to be on their A-game, and Durant's consistent shooting was exactly what the Bay Area franchise needed. The highlight of his night came in the first quarter as he fought off pressure from Norman Powell, advanced down the court and sunk a buzzer-beating three.
It brought the Warriors within four as the second quarter started and changed the complexion of the game.
Curry also had a strong night; along with 3 rebounds and 7 assists, the back-to-back MVP shot a solid 10-19 from the field - 3-9 from deep - and was 12-13 from the free throw line as he caused the Raptors problems all night.
His circus shot in the second quarter, drawing the foul from Powell and still managing to force the ball in with a high, looping shot with his right hand, showed the guard at his scintillating best.
Three more away games in the next five games will test where the Warriors are at right now, but they seem to be finding their rhythm.