Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant saw his 25 points per game streak end at 41 after he managed 23 in Tuesday night's fixture at Sacramento.
The small forward's run leaves him third on the NBA's all time 25 point plus streak list, and ahead of the legendary Michael Jordan who managed 40 games in succession.
He may even have kept the run going had he been on the court for the entire match, but coach Scott Brooks decided not to risk his star at all in the fourth quarter, ahead of a showdown match with the LA Clippers on Thursday night.
The meeting will go a long way to confirming who will take the second seed position in the Western Conference play-offs.
Despite the sequence coming to an end, the Thunder talisman, and MVP hopeful, was remarkably blasé about the whole situation and chose to focus on the importance of the team, rather than his accomplishments:
"When I sit back after the season is over and reflect on everything that I've done, that the team's done, I will appreciate it then...
"I'm focusing on game to game, how we can get better as a group and how I can help the team get better," the OKC man explained.
Durant's reasoning behind these feelings came as he confirmed he felt as though the streak had become more important than the team, which he did not want.
"If we play well and I had 25 points, that took away from how the team was playing. So I didn't like it. If we lost, it was all about me scoring 25 points, so I didn't like that either. I'm glad we can just talk about the team now."
The Oklahoma faithful will be hoping that their star can continue maintain his 32 points per game season average, when they host seeding rivals the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center on Wednesday night.
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