NBA: Durant's 30-plus point streak ends in Thunder rout of Brooklyn
NEW YORK - NBA scoring leader Kevin Durant saw his streak of games with 30 or more points snapped at 12 on Friday, but the Oklahoma City Thunder still routed the Brooklyn Nets 120-95.
With former US President Bill Clinton in attendance, Durant scored 26 points on 10-of-12 shooting from the field while Serge Ibaka added 25 on 12-of-12 shooting.
Durant, who was 3-of-3 from the free throw line and 3-point range, was pulled from the game with 75 seconds remaining in the third quarter and the Thunder leading 87-58.
Oklahoma City simply didn't need him in the fourth quarter, and he remained on the bench as the Thunder winning streak stretched to 10 games and their NBA-best record improved to 38-10.
Durant's run of games with 30 or more points was the third-longest in the NBA over the past 30 years, eclipsed only by Tracy McGrady's run of 14 and Kobe Bryant's 16 in a row, both from 2003.
Durant had 11 points in both the first and second quarters and helped the Thunder stretch the lead as large as 75-43 in the third quarter.
The Nets, whose 63-35 half-time deficit was their largest of the season, fell to 20-24. - Rappler.com