With 1:23 left, Kevin Durant could see it happening. The Thunder were comfortably ahead of the Knicks, and despite Durant sitting on a near historic kind of line — 41 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists — Scott Brooks sent Jeremy Lamb to the scoretable to check in.
“One assist, right?” Durant said to Brooks, holding up a single finger. “I need one?”
Yep, he did need one. But he wasn’t going to get it. Instead, he’d have to settle for 40-10-9, something only accomplished now 21 times in NBA history. Oh, as well as a 112-100 win.
“It would’ve been cool to stay in. But whatever. We won the basketball game,” Durant said. “That’s all that matters. No doubt it would’ve been cool to get that but it’s all about the W and I’m glad we won.” Keep Reading…