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OKC Thunder: Kevin Durant inscribes special message on shoe

Thunder star declines to talk about the exact meaning of the message, saying he'd “rather keep that between my family.”
by Anthony Slater Modified: February 5, 2014 at 10:35 pm •  Published: February 5, 2014

Durant won Player of the Month in November, then had a better December.

He won Player of the Month in December, then had a better January.

And on Wednesday, Durant made it three straight, winning Player of the Month in January. But it's tough to see him outdoing this most recent 31-day stretch.

In 16 January games, Durant averaged career-bests in both points (35.9) and assists (6.1) for a calendar month. He scored 30 or more points 13 times, 40 or more five times and had a career-high 54-point game against Golden State.

Without Russell Westbrook, he spearheaded a 13-4 month for the Thunder.

QUOTABLE

Kendrick Perkins talking about Steven Adams' toughness, while also expressing his displeasure for flopping: “Some people just take a hit and keep going, some people take a hit and fall and roll over on the floor, take acting classes. He's not one of those guys.”

STAT OF THE NIGHT

Durant has compiled at least 25 points and at least four assists in 16 straight games. Per Elias, that ties Michael Jordan for the longest streak in the past 40 seasons.

UP NEXT

OKC heads back out on the road for a 6 p.m. Friday game in Orlando, before returning home for a noon Sunday game against the Knicks. The two Eastern Conference teams have a combined record of 32-66.

by Anthony Slater
Thunder Beat Writer
Anthony Slater started on the Thunder beat in the summer of 2013, joining after two years as NewsOK.com's lead sports blogger and web editor. A native Californian, Slater attended Sonoma State for two years before transferring to Oklahoma State in...
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