Lucky for the Nuggets.
Durant’s 25-plus-point games streak now stands at 35. Five more, and he will tie Michael Jordan’s mark of 40 consecutive games with 25-plus, which is the longest such streak of the past 50 years.
These are historic days, amazing days, awe-inspiring days.
Now, I’m sure that everyone is going to be giddy for these next couple days about the game-winner that LeBron James hit Monday night. Think ESPN will slobber over it much?
But was it any better than the double-overtime game-winner that Durant hit Saturday night? That three was from deep, and it capped a 51-point performance in a come-from-behind win against the Raptors.
Durant also added 12 rebounds and seven rebounds that night.
His averages last week in three road games: 40.3 points, 11.7 rebounds and 6.0 assists.
“He can score,” Brooks said. “We know that. But he impacts our game, our team on the defensive end and in his passing.”
Sure, sure. But about that double crossover move that had everyone buzzing …
“We were having a little fun with it,” Thunder point guard Reggie Jackson said. “Probably had us on the edge of our seats a little too long. Found ourselves standing for about 10 seconds waiting for him to hurry up and just finish the basket.”
It’s easy to get lulled by the ease with which Durant does what he does, but don’t be fooled like Darrell Arthur was. It’s not every day you see a player who can change another player’s high tops into roller skates.
“I felt good,” Durant said of the play. “I felt like I was back at the park back home.”
Right now, he’s making the NBA look like his own personal playground.
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