Kevin Durant was on an incredible scoring pace — and still is — and has firmly cemented himself in the conversation for MVP. His resume will surely lead off with the line of: 41 straight games with 25 or more points, something not even Michael Jordan could do.
That is pretty easy way to start an MVP candidacy. Not that Durant needed some historical streak’s help to get there.
His streak came to an end Tuesday night as Durant scored a meager 23 points in the Thunder’s 15-point win over the Kings. He was a completely inefficient 8 for 13 from the floor that game. So clearly he has to go back to the drawing board with his entire game now that the streak is over.
In reality, the Thunder might be playing the best of any team in the NBA. In the past 35 games, the Thunder went 23-11 with Durant averaging 33.4 points, 7.3 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game with a 57.9 percent effective field goal percentage.
Pretty obscene numbers no matter how you want to break it down. This guy is very very good. And he seems absolutely ready for the Playoffs to start.