The 2019 NBA Playoffs are heating up!
Every day from now until the end of the postseason, our NBA.com Staff will bring you one top performer following the completion of the playoff games on that night.
You'll be able to see the best performance and three honourable mentions from each night, while also having access to all prior "Player of the Day" files, as we see who can tally the most honours these playoffs.
Today's player of the day is...
Team's result: Warriors 129, Clippers 110
Stat line: 50 points (15-26 FG, 6-14 3PT, 14-15 FT), 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal, 1 block
Kevin Durant was unconcious in this one, torching the Clippers from the very start.
Durant went for 38 points in the first half, tying the second-most points scored in any half in NBA Playoffs history. He finished with a playoff career-high of 50 points which also tied Damian Lillard's performance for the most points in a game in the 2019 Playoffs.
Stat line: 16 points (8-14 FG), 14 rebounds, 10 assists, 4 blocks
Green did a little bit of everything for Golden State, notching his fifth career playoff triple-double, the most in Warriors history. With his stat line and his team's win, the Warriors are now 26-0 (regular season and playoffs) when Draymond records a triple-double.
Stat line: 29 points (11-24 FG, 3-7 3PT), 5 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 block
Gallinari did all he could to keep up with the Warriors offensively, scoring 29 points. His efficiency wasn't quite there and without the scoring help from Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell, the result didn't fall in his team's favour.
Stat line: 11 points (4-6 FG, 1-2 3PT), 14 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 blocks, 1 steal
Beverley left everything he had on the court in this series and Game 6 was no different. He finished a few assists shy of a triple-double and did everything he could to try and slow down Durant but the Clippers fell short and it wasn't from lack of effort.
April 14 - Stephen Curry
April 15 - Giannis Antetokounmpo
April 16 - Lou Williams
April 17 - Kawhi Leonard
April 18 - James Harden
April 19 - Ben Simmons
April 20 - Russell Westbrook
April 21 - Joel Embiid
April 22 - Kawhi Leonard
April 23 - Giannis Antetokounmpo
April 24 - Damian Lillard
April 25 - Lou Williams
April 26 - Nikola Jokic