OKC Thunder notebook: Kevin Durant's status for Saturday's game in Philadelphia unknown

Durant sat out win at Boston, but he did participate in the morning shoot around.
by Anthony Slater Published: January 24, 2014
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photo - Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant watches his team's NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics during the first quarter in Boston, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. Durant did not start in the game. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant watches his team's NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics during the first quarter in Boston, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. Durant did not start in the game. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

“He seemed a little nervous, a little scared, every little thing was bothering him, stuff like that,” Perkins said. “I told him there was nothing wrong with him. I had to tell him once he steps on the court, everything else go out the window.”

 

KD NOT IMPRESSED WITH OWN STREAK

 

Despite missing Friday's game, Durant is in the midst of the greatest scoring stretch of his young but already prolific career.

 

Thirty-plus points in nine straight games. Averaging 36.9 in the 12 games this month. The stats go on and on.

 

Across the nation, everybody has noticed. And even those closest to Durant, the supremely skilled forward who has been racking up points since his grade school days, know he's in the middle of a special run.

 

“Yeah, after every game I've been getting 30 to 40 texts,” Durant admitted.

 

But of course, Durant, always the politician, says he is not overly impressed with his recent stretch, instead ushering the spotlight to some other legends.

 

“I've seen Kobe Bryant score 40 points in nine straight games,” Durant said. “Michael Jordan have 11 triple-doubles in 12 games. LeBron James have a month when he's averaging 35 points. So those guys, that's something to write home about.”

 

What about your streak? Is it something to write home about?

 

“No, not at all,” he deadpanned.

 

UP NEXT

 

The Thunder has an overnight flight to Philadelphia, with a game against the Sixers set for 6:30 Saturday night. OKC then comes home for a Monday game against the Atlanta Hawks before traveling to Miami next Wednesday for a date with the defending champ.

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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