Earlier this month the league’s most underrated point guard outscored Kyrie Irving 26-7 in a 44 point win over the Cavs. Last night, Isaiah Thomas and the Kings didn’t get the victory over Durant and the Thunder but Isaiah Thomas did earn some more NBA All-Star ballots with a career high 38 points on 11-18 shooting. 27 of those 38 came in the first half.
“He got hot,” Durant said. “He hit a lot of threes. He got to the foul line a lot. He was coming down, pulling up. I think our pick-and-roll defense was a lot better in the second half, making him drive a little more, forcing him to our bigs.”
Durant wasn’t as hot as he was against the Warriors when when he scored a career high 54 points but he was hot enough to hit 10 of 15 shots for 30 points. The 30 kept his 30 point streak going with 7 consecutive games. Durant also had team highs of 9 assists, 4 steals, 3 3-pointers and 2 blocks to go with his 30.
Another streak that continued in this game was DeMarcus Cousins double double which is a league leading 14 and a new Sacramento-era record.