Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant set a career high on Friday night scoring 54 points on 28 shots. He also added four rebounds and six assists in the win over the Golden State Warriors.
“When you’ve got it going, I look at the bench and see how my teammates are reacting, and that just gives me an extra push,” Durant said, via ESPN. “Then, I hear the fans.”
“As a leader, my main objective is to serve my teammates, help them out,” he said. “Some nights, I’ve got to put it up, I’ve got to score. Some nights, I’ve got to do other things. Tonight, they found me and I was able to hit a few shots. I just tried to do as best as I can to lead the team and lead us to victory.”
He still thinks it is a bit early to start talking about the Most Valuable Player award.
“It’s premature,” Durant said. “It’s way too early in the season. I try not to think about that type of stuff. Of course, as a player, you’d love to win an MVP award, but I can’t take my focus off the team. Every day, I’ve just got to keep chipping away, keep enjoying the process, and we’ll see what happens.”
Either way if you missed the game you can watch the highlights here: