Eleven games into his sixth NBA season, Kevin Durant finally has his first triple-double.
KD had 25 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists Sunday night in Oklahoma City against the Warriors, setting the tone with his crisp and unselfish play as the Thunder beat Golden State 119-109 in a game that wasn’t quite that close. Durant netted the triple-double in style, getting his 10th assist late in the 4th quarter on a dish to Kevin Martin for a 3-pointer as the Thunder put the game away.
Durant’s play has been building to this his entire career, but specifically through the first part of this season. Durant has never been an unselfish player and can put up double-digit rebounds whenever he pleases, so it figures that he would eventually get a triple-double. It’s a little weird that he hadn’t until Sunday night actually — although he probably would have once or twice if he had played the fourth quarter in games that the Thunder were winning going away. But with the way KD had been playing though the first 10 games of the year, you knew it was a matter of time.
(And time for a quick shout out to Royce for predicting this last month. But because he’s gone this weekend, let’s all point and laugh at him for finding a way to miss KD’s first triple-double. I’ll bet he’s mad.)