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Kevin Durant Goes MVP on the Hawks, Pushes Thunder Win-Streak to 12
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In a battle between the early season elite, Kevin Durant went MVP and led the Oklahoma City Thunder by the Atlanta Hawks. The Thunder escaped with a 100-92 road victory to extend their winning streak to 12 games.

Durant finished with 41 points, 13 rebounds, three assists and two blocks. The MVP award continues to creep toward Oklahoma City.

Durant was a marksman from the floor, converting 14-of-23 attempts from the field. He hit 4-of-8 three-point attempts and 9-of-10 from the charity stripe.

This is right on par with Durant's season slash line of .519/.430/.900.

As for how rare this performance was, it wasn't. This was Durant's 22nd career 40-point game. That's a shocking statistic considering Durant is in his sixth year in the league.



If that's not impressive enough for you, allow ESPN Stats & Information to provide some numbers to blow you away.



As for how Durant reached 41, he did so in his usual ways—solid through three quarters and absolutely spectacular during the fourth quarter.

This is the direct reason OKC held on for their 12th consecutive victory.





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