Wednesday night was one of those nights. Durant went for 41 points and 13 rebounds, making it 12 straight wins for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
With his size and outside stroke, Durant is one of the toughest guys to guard in the NBA.
Here is an interesting stat, courtesy of SportsCenter:
Since 2007, Kevin Durant has 10 career games w/ at least 40 points and 10 rebounds, 2nd-most in the NBA.Only LeBron has more (12).— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 20, 2012
Hawks deploying an interesting defensive strategy of not guarding Kevin Durant. Isn't working out thus far.— Royce Young (@dailythunder) December 20, 2012
J.E. Skeets of The Score made an appropriate suggestion:
If you've got NBA League Pass, I'm going to suggest you watch Kevin Durant's fourth quarter last night. Wow.— J.E. Skeets (@jeskeets) December 20, 2012
HoopsHype provided some "in-depth analysis" as to what's working so well for Durant:
Hey, Kevin Durant is making shots tonight.— HoopsHype (@hoopshype) December 20, 2012
I'm not sure what guy on ESPN this tweet was referring to, but this is debatable:
This ESPN guy just said Durant will be better than Lebron one day. Ummm, I don't think so. 🙅✋— Caroline Owen™ (@C_OWENN12) December 20, 2012
Frank Isola of the New York Daily News may have just given New Yorkers everywhere chills:
How loud would the chant of M-V-P be if Kevin Durant played NYC?— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) December 20, 2012
What is Kyle Korver doing anywhere near Durant?
Kevin Durant puts Kyle Korver on skatesyoutu.be/xWP0LBF4vlQ— Zach Frost (@hueymontanaaa) December 20, 2012
High-volume scorers are just not supposed to be this efficient:
Btw last night durant took only2 more shots than westbrook. He had 14 more points— zack(@ZackyV88) December 20, 2012
Could this be the year Durant finally gets by LeBron James and wins the MVP?