Jan 27, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) drives to the basket against Atlanta Hawks point guard Shelvin Mack (8) during the fourth quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma City vs. Atlanta Final: Kevin Durant Leads Rally, Thunder Win 111-109


We are reaching the point where there just aren’t enough words to describe Kevin Durant anymore.

The Oklahoma City Thunder all-star led his team on a late rally over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night, and thanks to two clutch jumpers in the final seconds of regulation, Durant saw his team to a 111-109 win.

Durant dropped 41 points–including the game winner with 1.5 seconds left–and have five assists, four rebounds, three blocks and two steals on the night. 13 of his 41 points came in the fourth quarter and really powered the Thunder–who trailed by as many as 14 points–to the win.

The Durantula is on an incredible steak, scoring at least 30 points in each of his past 11 games. The longest streak since Tracy McGrady did so in 14 straight games, from March to April 2003.

Reggie Jackson helped out the Thunder with 18 points and five dishes, while Serge Ibaka has nine points and six boards. Jeremy Lamb came off the bench and put up 14 more points as well.

Seven Hawks scored in double digits, but thanks to the efforts of Durant, it was not enough to bring home the W. Paul Milsap had 23 points and eight boards, while Shelvin Mack and DeMarre Carroll each had 15 points. Mike Scott had 16 points, 11 of which came in the 4th quarter, when he got hot.

Atlanta drained seven of its first nine three-point attempts, and led by as many as 14 in the third quarter. After Durant cranked it up a notch, though, the Hawks failed to make more than one basket in the final 3:50 of the game.

With the win, Durant and the Thunder advance to 20-3 at home and 36-10 on the season. They next face the Miami Heat on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. ET.

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