Scoring, passing, rebounding — you name it and Kevin Durant can do it. KD has been on a scoring tear as of late, but showed that he isn’t a one trick pony by posting a triple-double in the Oklahoma City Thunder‘s 103-91 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. Durant finished the game with 32 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists.
The Thunder are now on a seven-game winning streak, behind their leader’s excellent play this month. Durant’s outbursts have even inspired other players to prove that their capable of scoring in bunches as well. Carmelo Anthony went off for 62 points in Madison Square Garden and Terrance Ross scored 51 points for the Toronto Raptors in a losing effort against the Los Angeles Clippers. LeBron James even hinted that he will be getting in on the scoring fun to see just how much he can put up in an effort to dominate a game.
Durant raised the bar with this triple-double, something that is hard to come by no matter who you are and how hard you try. He has separated himself from the pack this season, and the rest of the league is far behind in their chase to catch the three-time scoring champion.
Serge Ibaka added 25 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks, which was much needed due to Reggie Jackson‘s and Jeremy Lamb‘s less than impressive games in which they failed to make more than three shots between the both of them. Still, these players have every reason to be confident in their chances of bouncing back on the right track after putting up solid performances throughout the month of January. The world is waiting to see what Durant has in store next as the Thunder are set to take on the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.