Kevin Durant extends 25-point game streak to 38 as Thunder annihilate Jazz

By Ian O'Brien,

Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant continued to make a strong case for NBA MVP by scoring 31 points in a 116-96 win over the Utah Jazz.

This marks his 38th consecutive game above the 25-point plateau, as reported by ESPN. Michael Jordan holds the record with 40 straight games in the 1986-87 season.

The Thunder controlled the game the entire way and improved their record to 54-19, putting them three games behind the San Antonio Spurs for first in the Western Conference.

In addition to his 31 points, Durant had four rebounds and nine assists, according to Rotoworld. He shot 9-for-13 from the field.

Point guard Russell Westbrook and power forward Serge Ibaka added 19 and 17 points respectively. The Thunder shot 55 percent from the field as a team, and they shot 11-for-18 from the three-point line. They also shot 23-for-26 from the free throw line.

The Jazz were led by Enes Kanter, who provided 18 points and 12 rebounds.

The Thunder will next face the Spurs on Thursday as they hope to close in on the first seed.

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