Twelve, count ‘em. That’s how many straight games Kevin Durant has scored 30+ points, and unfortunately for opponents, he isn’t showing any signs of cooling off. Last night, LeBron James and the Heat became just another victim on Durant’s warpath as the Thunder dispatched Miami 112-95. Durant controlled the bulk of the offense with 33 points, 5 assists, and 7 rebounds, while Serge Ibaka chipped in 22 points and 8 boards. With the win, Oklahoma City advance to 37-10, which is the 2nd best record in the league behind the Indiana Pacers at 35-9.
Around the league, Kyle Lowry had a big night as he came close to a triple-double in Toronto’s win over Orlando. In Denver, Al Jefferson led the Bobcats past the Nuggets with 35 points, 11 rebounds, and a game-clinching three. There’s plenty more NBA action after the jump.
In NCAA men’s hoops, No. 1 Arizona and No. 2 Syracuse managed to continue their undefeated campaigns, while the No. 6 Kansas Jayhawks picked up a W over No. 16 Iowa State.
Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things ’90s, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.