Kevin Durant's historic streak
OKC superstar's scoring spree is unprecedented in modern NBA history
- The BIG Number: Durant's January to Remember
The BIG Number: Durant's January to RememberTom Haberstroh goes inside the numbers to show us why January may be critical to Kevin Durant's first possible MVP Award.
Kevin Durant did it again.
On Monday, Durant dropped 41 points on 15-of-25 shooting against the Atlanta Hawks, including the game-winning jumper with 1.4 seconds remaining scored over seemingly the entire Hawks lineup. The performance extended Durant's streak of scoring 30-plus points to 11 consecutive games, the longest in the NBA since Tracy McGrady's 14-game streak in the 2002-03 season.
Simply looking at Durant's scoring totals, however, might not do him justice. Factoring in the context -- Durant's Oklahoma City Thunder team has gone 8-3 during the streak despite playing without star guard Russell Westbrook and facing several of the West's best teams -- and his impressive efficiency to go with his prodigious output, Durant is in the midst of the best scoring spree in modern NBA history.
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