Leading candidate for NBA MVP honours nets 32 points, 14 rebounds, 10 assists.
Kevin Durant picked up right where he left off on Saturday, scoring 32 points in a triple-double to lead Oklahoma City to a 103-91 NBA win over Philadelphia.
Durant, back on court after skipping Friday’s win over Boston to rest his sore shoulder, became the sixth player since 1990 to score 30 or more points in 10 straight games.
He notched the fifth triple-double of his career and his second this season, adding 14 rebounds and 10 assists.
Durant, who connected on 12 of 17 shots from the field and made all seven of his free-throws, is averaging 38.7 points on 59.6 percent shooting over his last seven games.
“I thought we did a pretty good job on him (Durant). He’s so long and scores in just a variety of ways,” Sixers head coach Brett Brown said.
The contest was tied after one quarter, but the Thunder took a 53-44 lead going into halftime. Durant contributed 11 of the Thunder’s 27 second-period points.
Philadelphia trimmed the deficit to 69-65 midway through the third quarter, but Oklahoma City soon rebuilt a double-digit cushion and led comfortably through the fourth quarter.