It may seem strange, but Kevin Durant had never recorded a triple double in his NBA career. However, that all changed on Sunday night. The Oklahoma City Thunder superstar pulled down his first career triple double in a Thunder win.
First career triple-double for Kevin Durant. 28, 13 and 10 w/ 3:20 left.
— John Schuhmann (@johnschuhmann) November 19, 2012
The Thunder needed every bit of that stat line from Durant, since the game ended up a lot closer than anyone would have thought. I was quite shocked to learn that this was the first time that Durant managed a triple double. The guy has always been able to score and his passing is severely underrated. I guess the rebounds were holding him back, but at his height, it should not be a struggle.
The Thunder may have shocked people by trading James Harden before the year started, but they are still going to be a threat to win the title this year. Durant is improving every single season and he looks like he could challenge for the MVP award this year. If he keeps putting up stats like this, it would be hard not to give it to him. Russell Westbrook is struggling this year, so it has been on KD to power the team to wins.
A big hand needs to go out to Durant for this. Not everyone records a triple double and it is a fairly special moment. Something tells me that this will not be the first time he does this.