“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.