Twitter reacts to Treasured Achiuwa's large block on Kevin Durant in USA vs. Nigeria

Kevin Durant is likely one of the finest basketball gamers on the planet, however throughout Group USA’s first pre-Olympics exhibition Saturday, Treasured Achiuwa momentarily received the higher of him.

Durant drove to the ring late within the second quarter of the Individuals’ 90-87 loss to Nigeria, solely to be denied by Achiuwa. The Warmth ahead timed his bounce completely to make a lefty swat and ship Durant falling to the ground.

Here is a take a look at the play by way of the Warmth’s Twitter account.

As spectacular as Achiuwa’s block was in actual time, it seems even higher while you see simply how excessive Achiuwa needed to get to make the play.

The 21-year-old Achiuwa averaged 1.4 blocks per 36 minutes for the Warmth final season, so it is not an enormous shock to see him make a key block. Nonetheless, getting one like that on Durant — who’s 4 inches taller than Achiuwa — after masking a lot floor is fairly spectacular.

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Both manner, NBA Twitter beloved the play and complimented Achiuwa for his effort whereas others joked about how Durant’s haters would react to the block.

Achiuwa additionally made what turned out to be the game-sealing play for Nigeria. He grabbed the rebound of a Zach LaVine missed free throw with 1.4 seconds remaining.

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