Kevin Durant revisited a stat line put up by Michael Jordan way back in 1988. It wasn’t exact, but it was close.
Kevin Durant: 1st player with at least 30 pts, 10 rbds, 10 assists, 4 blocks, 4 steals in game since Michael Jordan vs Pistons, 1988— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 2, 2013
Dig what Durant laid down—32 points, 10 boards, 12 assists, four blocks and four steals as the Thunder beat the T-Wolves 113-103. That is a ridiculous game. And to think that he nearly had a five-by-five.
Kevin Durant was a block and a steal short of a 32 point triple double and five by five.— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) December 2, 2013
And Jordan’s numbers? 36 points, 10 boards, 10 dimes, four blocks and four steals.
Of course, they’re different players with different styles. It hardly matters—these were, and are, a couple guys putting up outrageous stats and killer plays.
Check out Russell Westbrook with the sweet no-look dish to a streaking Durant:
Oklahoma City is now 9-0 at home with a seven-game winning streak. It was Durant’s first triple-double of the season, and it's doubtful that it'll be the last.