Stat Line of the Night — 12/12/2012 — Kevin Durant
The Oklahoma City Thunder entered last night’s game against the New Orleans Hornets with an eight-game winning streak, and they would leave last night’s contest with a nine-game winning streak, thanks in large part to Kevin Durant’s production at the offensive end.
The NBA’s leading scorer last season torched the Hornets’ defense for a game-high 35 points to go along with nine rebounds, three assists and two steals during the Thunder’s 92-88 home victory.
With the win, and a Spurs loss to the Jazz, Oklahoma City takes over sole possession of first place in the Western Conference. As for Durant, his 27.3 ppg ranks him third in the league at the moment, and he earns “The Stat Line of the Night” for Wednesday, December 12, 2012.