Durant looked like he was the best player on the floor in a game loaded with NBA superstars

Mike Montgomery and Miguel Montero get ready to celebrate the Cubs’ Game 7 win, because just like any kind of M&Ms you can’t have just one. Charlie Riedel/AP Photo
Here’s to the incomprehensible finish of the epic seventh game of a classic World Series. Now that you’ve had a couple of months to let it breathe, try to digest the degree of difficulty of all the nutty stuff that had to line up to make that finale the instant classic it became.

Let’s begin with Indians starter Corey Kluber. Game 7 was his 140th start in the big leagues, counting the postseason. He had never made any start in which he struck out nobody — so naturally, he whiffed zero in this start (on the way to digging the Indians into an early 5-1 hole). … But a few innings later, along came Jon Lester, ambling out of that Cubs bullpen for his first relief appearance in nine years. No National League pitcher threw a two-run wild pitch during the entire regular season — of course, Lester did in this game (to cut the Cubs’ four-run lead in half).

“I just tried to be me. Be aggressive, miss or make,” he said.

Durant looked like he was the best player on the floor in a game loaded with NBA superstars. He scored 11 points in the third quarter and earned two three-point plays early in the fourth to push the Warriors ahead 95-82 with 9:20 remaining.

“KD came out in that fourth quarter and was very aggressive,” said James, who had 31 points and 13 rebounds.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr put Durant on the bench for a breather with the Warriors ahead, 95-87, with 7:33 remaining in the game. While Durant was sitting, he watched the Cavaliers go on a 7-2 run with the aid of two Warriors turnovers to trim the visiting team’s lead to 97-94 after an Irving 3-pointer with 6:12 remaining. Cleveland ended up scoring 21 points off 20 Warriors turnovers in the contest.

“We had too many turnovers, that’s the thing,” Durant said. “That’s two games in a row. We have to control that.”

Durant returned to the game 26 seconds later hoping to give the Warriors a great Christmas story in the city where the 1983 movie A Christmas Story was filmed.

Owner Woody Johnson, who rarely misses a game, was conspicuously absent Saturday

Todd Bowles spent the night in a New Jersey hospital due to a bout with kidney and gall stones, but he made it to Gillette Stadium three hours before kickoff. To the surprise of some in the New York Jets organization, he decided to coach from the sideline in the cold and early rain, not in a comfy booth.

Tough dude.

All it did was give him an up-close view to one of the most embarrassing and futile days in recent Jets history.

The outcome was expected — a 41-3 loss to the New England Patriots — but what happened along the way underscored what has become of the Jets, who fell to 4-11.

“It’s inexcusable,” Bowles said.

A sense of hopelessness has enveloped the Jets, a feeling straight out of the Rich Kotite era.

It sets up a grim scenario for the season finale next week at MetLife Stadium: Bowles, fighting for his job, will meet his predecessor, Rex Ryan, who reportedly could be fired by the Buffalo Bills. It doesn’t get any darker than that.

Owner Woody Johnson, who rarely misses a game, was conspicuously absent Saturday. A team spokesman said Johnson had a family obligation. Last week he left the stadium early, fuming. His team has lost the past two games to divisional foes by an aggregate score of 75-16, imperiling Bowles.

Actually, the Jets have been embarrassed in three of the past four games, losing by 31, 21 and 38 points. It’s a bad look, a really bad look, and now the spotlight shifts to Johnson. Will he sack Bowles, the way he did Ryan after the 2014 season?

On the day the owner was a no-show, so was his team.

“There’s no explanation, we’re playing bad,” Bowles said. “… We aren’t doing anything right right now.”

Continuing their Christmas Eve curse, the Jets went to Gillette and suffered their most lopsided defeat since a 49-9 loss to the Bengals in 2013. Afterward, several players said they were “embarrassed.” A couple of players questioned the effort.

How bad was this?

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Football is a sport that is inundated with clichés. However, one cliché always rings true in this competition of modern-day gladiators and ever escalating battle of wits: life comes at you fast.

And there were many who didn’t make it who probably should have. Below, we’re going to touch on a few of them, and we’ll start with the biggest snub this year.

Since 2013, the Texans have started nine different quarterbacks. Only one other team has done that over that span, and it probably won’t surprise you to learn that it was the Cleveland Browns, who actually rolled with Hoyer and Weeden for a time, too.

In 2014, O’Brien named Fitzpatrick the starter prior to the season, and he stuck with Fitzpatrick until Week 11. Fitzpatrick was replaced by Mallett, who tore his pectoral muscle, giving Fitzpatrick another shot as the starter. The Texans didn’t see the long-term potential of Fitzpatrick, though, and traded him to the New York Jets following the season.

Prior to the 2015 season, O’Brien named Hoyer the starter. Hoyer was benched during the Texans’ Week 1 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, so O’Brien’s confidence in Hoyer as the starter didn’t last long.

Hoyer was replaced by Mallett, and got another shot in Week 5 after consistently ineffective play from Mallett, who was later released for missing a team flight. Hoyer was then injured, and Yates got his turn at quarterback, but tore his ACL in a Week 15 win over the Colts.

The New York Giants can become the third NFC team — and the second NFC East team — to clinch a playoff spot with a victory or tie against the Eagles on Thursday Night Football.

Bryce Petty exits with chest injury vs. Dolphins

The hits keep coming for Bryce Petty and the fledgling Jets.

As expected, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (calf) will play against the Bears, Rapoport reported. Though the Packers will have three quarterbacks active just in case Rodgers can’t make it through the game.

Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant popped up on the injury report with a back injury late this week, but Rapoport reported the big wideout is expected to play against the Buccaneers.

“He didn’t win enough games, and the organization has a much bigger picture,” Fisher said of himself. “And I don’t think I was ever part of seeing the new stadium.”

Fisher’s jab about “beating the Rams” came in response to being asked what his “perfect scenario” would include if he winds up coaching again.

It’s fair to wonder, though, if that chance will ever arrive. Notched alongside Dan Reeves with an NFL-“best” 165 career losses, Fisher is no sure bet to land another job.

Of course, NFL coaches are recycled at a ridiculous rate. All it takes is another league owner willing to buy what Fisher is selling.

Of course, the Colts are not simply a team with a bad, oft-injured offensive line. They’ve invested heavily at the position over the years but have struggled to see their prospects grow beyond lofty rookie expectations. Luck has always had the propensity to hold on to the football longer than other quarterbacks in the NFL.

So where does that leave Indianapolis? Even if they back into the playoffs this year, are they going to be able to sustain the relentless level of blitzing which perfectly disrupts the tightrope ballet Andrew Luck and his five protectors have been performing for each of the last four seasons? This game has that disaster-scenario recipe should offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski and Luck not significantly alter the game plan to force the ball out in two seconds or less.