Durant Pours in 41, Rallies Thunder to Beat Hawks
Kevin Durant’s amazing scoring streak continued on Monday night as he scored 41 points, including the game-winning basket with 1.5 seconds left to beat Atlanta 111-109 at Chesapeake Arena in Oklahoma City.
The Thunder made the first basket of the game, then did not lead again until Durant hit a jumper with 25 seconds left to break a 107-107 tie and give OKC a two-point lead.
After Paul Millsap scored on a layup to tie the game at 109, it was Durant’s turn again.
The Thunder worked the time down, and Durant buried a running jumper with 1.5 seconds left to break the tie and put OKC up 111-109.
Atlanta had a final chance to win it, but the Thunder deflected the inbounds pass away as the clock expired.
It was OKC’s eighth straight win, and Durant’s 11th straight game of scoring 30 or more points.
Durant continued his outstanding scoring with great shooting as well, making 15 of 25 from the field, and five of seven from three-point range.
Only two other Thunder players were in double figure scoring, with Reggie Jackson scoring 18 points and Jeremy Lamb 14.
Millsap led seven Hawks in double figures with 23 points.
The Thunder hit the road for a three-game trip, starting Wednesday night at Miami.