“I’m making it tough on him,” Marion said. “I think he ended up shooting like 20 free throws tonight. Shoot, somebody shoots 20 free throws, that’s hard to stop that. I’m cooked. I don’t want to say nothing that’ll get me in trouble.”
Durant actually attempted 16 free throws, making 14, including a pair for the go-ahead points with 50.4 seconds remaining after Jason Terry was called for a foul for slight contact while trying to prevent Durant from catching the ball.
Durant scored 26 points despite shooting only 5-of-17 from the floor. He is averaging 26.5 points in the series despite shooting 34.1 percent from the floor, making only 15 of 44 attempts.
“Honestly, if you look at Durant, I think we guarded him as well in the first two games as anybody has over the whole season,” Dirk Nowitzki said.