Dec 29, 2013; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) dunks the ball against Houston Rockets small forward Omri Casspi (18) during the second quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

VIDEO: Kevin Durant nearly dunks on Dwight Howard…twice

Kevin Durant crosses over and attacks the rim strongly — Dwight Howard smartly backs-off to avoid being on a poster.

Similarly, Howard made the smart move — again — and got out of the way, before Durant baptized him.

FYI: Don’t get in the way of the Durantula when he’s set on driving to the basket.

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