Kevin Durant scored 30 points. Dominating at both ends of the court, Durant led the Oklahoma City Thunder to their 11th win in 12 games, holding off the Atlanta Hawks 101-92 Tuesday night. Shelvin Mack scored a career-high 17 points off the bench to lead an Atlanta comeback that had the sparse crowd roaring. He also had 10 rebounds, five assists, two blocks and a steal, helping limit Atlanta to just 36 percent shooting.
Kevin Durant put up 30 points and recorded 10 rebounds to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a victory over the Atlanta Hawks, 101-92. Oklahoma City (16-4) is now on a three-game winning streak. Other top performers for Oklahoma City were Serge Ibaka with 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Russell Westbrook with 14 points and 11 assists. Despite the loss, Paul Millsap put up 23 points for Atlanta on 5-18 shooting (2-4 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 11-12 from the free throw line.
Kevin Durant (28.9 PPG), the league's top scorer, and the Oklahoma City Thunder will be on the road at FedExForum to take on the Memphis Grizzlies. The Grizzlies have been relatively average this year, coming in with a 10-10 record. Entering the game with a 16-4 record, the Thunder have played exceptionally well this season. After beating the Magic, 94-85, the Grizzlies look for another solid effort.
There doesn't appear to be anyone who can slow the Oklahoma City Thunder once they get on a roll - not even the NBA's best defensive club. Given the way Kevin Durant has played in Atlanta, the Thunder's current tear could continue Tuesday night when they take on the Hawks. On Sunday, they put up the most points allowed by Indiana in almost two years in an impressive 118-94 home win. Their season-best 61.0 field-goal percentage was the highest given up by Indiana since March 15, 2008.