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Kevin Durant’s streak of 25+ point games ends at 41 in blowout of Kings

Apr 9, 2014, 2:26 AM EDT

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Kevin Durant got his wish, his streak is over.

Basically because his team is so good (and the Sacramento Kings are so bad).

Durant had scored 25 or more points in 41 straight games — besting Michael Jordan’s streak of 40 — but that came to an end on Tuesday night against Sacramento. Because the Thunder were blowing out the Kings and so Durant got some extended rest on the bench.

Durant finished with 23 points on 8-of-13 shooting in 31 minutes. He didn’t play the fourth quarter as the Thunder reserves started the quarter on a 16-0 run and put the game out of reach (OKC won 107-92).

With a big game against the Clippers on Wednesday — Los Angeles is breathing down Oklahoma City’s neck for the two seed, they are just 1.5 games back — coach Scott Brooks was more than happy to rest his starters. With Caron Butler scoring 22 off the bench it was an easy decision.

Now the circus has left town so Durant and company can solely focus on the playoffs.

  1. seattlesuperchronic - Apr 9, 2014 at 3:01 AM

    I’m ready for the Thunder vs Clippers game tomorrow. Late season games with seeding on the line is a good way to get pumped for the playoffs.

  2. ranfan12 - Apr 9, 2014 at 6:26 AM

    Clippers fighting for second seed. Amazing.

  3. pbtunpaidwriter - Apr 9, 2014 at 10:51 AM

    Props to him for really wanting the streak to end and not just saying it.

    23 pts on 8/13 and sitting the 4th wow. He could have had 35 if he wanted to.

    • calkinsrob - Apr 9, 2014 at 5:04 PM

      It really shows what he is about. I feel like alot of stars will claim to not care about stats and individual records but really do inside. It could have been so easy to continue it. but he purposely ended it for a better team/winning environment(at least thats why I think hed wwant the streak to stop)

    • casualcommenter - Apr 9, 2014 at 7:00 PM

      Yeah, I give him props for backing up his talk with action. I’m sure if he asked Brooks for an extra 2 minutes of playing time to guarantee an extra 2 points, he would’ve gotten it. He chose to let the streak end in a game where his team definitely didn’t need him to score 25+ points, and now everybody can move on.

  4. ProBasketballPundit - Apr 9, 2014 at 11:45 PM

    Oh no I guess he’ll never get the “record”. Gosh, I wonder what the record for dudes scoring 23.4 points in 9200 consecutive games is? That’s really important. They should talk about it constantly on NBA blogs and ESPN.

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