Kevin Durant's historic streak
OKC superstar's scoring spree is unprecedented in modern NBA history
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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