The Legend of Kevin Durant continues to grow as he finished with 43 points (19 in the 4th quarter), 12 rebounds, seven assists, and three steals as the Thunder hand the Lakers their seventh consecutive home loss.
Thursday marked the 34th time this season, most in the NBA, Durant has finished with at least 20 points and five assists (had 33 all of last season). It was also the eighth time this season Durant has scored 40 or more points, which is also a league high (next closet is Kevin Love at three games).ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Carlos Gonzalez (knee) was removed from Friday's game for precautionary reasons.
To borrow one from Adam Carolla: Sssssssssssssssssssssshocking. Gonzalez has managed just 717 plate appearances combined in the last two years, and fantasy owners are all too familiar with his health woes. When healthy in the last two seasons, he's struck out a fair bit more than he ever has before, so we can longer treat CarGo as a top option when healthy. There's definitely upside, but it's hard to imagine him reaching it. Analysis: Brett Talley