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Kevin Durant delivers more points for Thunder

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Yesterday saw an encounter between two of the possible play-off finalists in Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs, but with Spurs' 19th game winning streak living large it was a long trip back for Gregg Popovich's side.

Having lost the game 106-94, Spurs left the field in pity as their record game streak came to an end in the lucrative stylings of Thunder, who have now won all four previous meetings with Spurs, and the main man in the game Kevin Durant who scored 28 points.

This is the 39th consecutive game where Durant has scored over 25 points in the NBA, sitting behind Michael Jordan's record of 40 in 1987, as in January this year the Olympic gold medallist recorded 54 points against Golden State which was a career high.

At the start Durant never really showed any way of getting into the game, having been marked tightly by Kawhi Leonard, as it seemed a mediocre start by the 25-year-old.

However, in the first half Durant managed 12 points, as he wasn't getting the usual three pointers to what the Thunder fans are use to seeing, having attempted 12 field goals and only scoring four.
But the small forward was still leaving his mark on the game as the former Seattle Supersonics star made two brilliant solo runs to let fans know he was awake.

After half-time the American got a kick and found himself back in his normal groove; picking up 12 points in the third quarter along with two assists, having linked up well with Reggie Jackson who set up Durant for a beautiful alley-oop as Thunder fans grew in confidence that this could be their day.

Following into the fourth it seemed the Washington born forward took his foot off the gas, only recording four points, leaving it to Reggie Jackson and Russell Westbrook to score seven points each.

It seemed a casual session for Durant but the forward scored 16 points in the second half and helped his side on their way, as Durant stated to ESPN after the game that he doesn't want to get carried away.

"I don't want to take those moments for granted. It's not what I'm really playing the game for, but it is still cool to see that support from such great fans, no matter what."

In the current season the Oklahoma forward is sitting top of the point scorers, averaging 32.1 points each game with Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James both sitting behind the 25-year-old.

But this isn't the first time Durant has led the points scoring in the NBA, having previously won the NBA scoring championship for three consecutive years from 2009 to 2012.

Durant is said to be one of the best scorers in NBA history having already recorded more than 14,500 points at the age of 25 and with having made it to the Conference semi-finals last year with Thunder before losing to Memphis Grizzlies, Scott Brooks' side will want to aim for a final spot in this year's play-offs.


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