Kevin Durant’s streak of consecutive 25-point game ended at 29 Wednesday night in a loss at San Antonio. Thunder coach Scott Brooks said the streak was never a priority. Brooks’ only caveat was Durant shoot within the offense.
Durant scored 30 or more points in 23 of the 29 games, shot 50.8 percent from the field and drained half his 102 3-point attempts.
One key was Durant got to the free-thrown line an average of 11 times a game, while attempting just over 20 field goal attempts.
It was the second longest 25-point scoring streak in the NBA in the past 35 years. Only Michael Jordan, who ran off 40 consecutive 25-point games in 1986-87, has had a longer streak.
"If it was as easy as he made it look, there would be a lot of guys doing it,” Brooks said. "He just wants to take good shots. (Wednesday) night he didn’t have his A game offensively. We never talked about the streak. The team playing well is what he’s focused on. That’s what makes him special.”
Durant twice scored exactly 25 points — a win Jan. 4 at Chicago and a home win over Dallas the first game after the All-Star break.
Durant’s streak stats
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