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As a serious threat to win his fourth straight scoring title, Durant now looks at his entire body of work, not just at the league's list of scoring leaders.
By John Rohde Published: March 27, 2013
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/articleid/3775173/1/pictures/1995630">Photo - Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (35) is fouled by Washington's Cartier Martin (20) during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Washington Wizards at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, March 19, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (35) is fouled by Washington's Cartier Martin (20) during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Washington Wizards at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, March 19, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

“Some nights I may get it, some nights I may not,” Durant said of maintaining his 50-40-90 pace. As for free throws, I know I'm sitting right above 90 percent. I just want to make every single one every time I step to the line. That's my goal.”

That in mind, Durant viewed it as just another bucket with 1:44 left in the second quarter when teammate Russell Westbrook batted the ball ahead to a streaking Durant, who dunked home his 12,000th career point in only his sixth NBA season.

Afterward, Durant spoke about his team, not about himself.

“I like the way we're moving the ball,” Durant said. “I like the way we're helping each other out on defense and talking. If we can keep that up no matter what, we'll be fine. Right now, I know we love to win basketball games, but it's about bettering our habits.

“There's 10 games left and we want to continue playing sound, solid defense, moving the ball on offense, going out there and wreaking havoc, getting steals and getting blocked shots and try to get some easy points.”

Twelve thousand points … and counting.


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