Kevin Durant continued his recent stretch of amazing play by dropping 41 points against the Hawks, including the game-winner with 1.5 seconds left to lift the Thunder to a thrilling 111-109 victory Monday night.
Durant’s heroics extended Oklahoma City’s winning streak to eight in a row, while also stretching his personal streak of games scoring 30 or more points to 11 consecutive.
Earlier today, the NBA announced Durant was named the Western Conference Player of the Week award winner for last week. He led OKC to three wins during a 4-0 week, having missed the 101-83 win over the Celtics on Friday with a shoulder injury. During the stretch, he averaged a league-leading 38.0 ppg and added 8.7 rebounds and 6.3 assists, while also posting a triple-double with 32 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists in Philadelphia on Saturday.
Paul Millsap, who was named the award winner for Eastern Conference Player of the Week, led seven Atlanta players in double-figures with 23 points, while adding eight rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block. Mike Scott poured in 16 points on six-of-nine shooting off the bench, DeMarre Carroll and Shelvin Mack each scored 15, Kyle Korver added 14, and backup guards Dennis Schroder and Lou Williams chipped in with 10 points apiece.