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Kevin Durant had a terrific game vs the Kings on Saturday night. He racked up 29 points, 9 assists, 5 rebounds, 2 blocks and went 11-for-20 from the field.
Let's focus on those 9 assists for a second.
It was the seventh time in 40 games this season in which Durant recorded nine or more assists. Last season, he racked up at least nine helpers only five times in 68 games.
About 90 minutes after the Warriors knocked off Sacramento, the following was brought to my attention:
About 30 minutes later, we learned that:
Tonight marked the first time in over four years that an NBA player had 9 or more assists and EVERY assist was on a 3-pointer (last was 10/29/14 by James Harden) https://t.co/zmmFJluhEA— Raymond Ridder (@DoubleR_PR) January 6, 2019
That is pretty remarkable.
The breakdown of the 3-pointers made off of Durant's passes:
-Steph Curry -- 3
-Klay Thompson -- 3
-Draymond Green -- 1
-Andre Iguodala -- 1
-Quinn Cook -- 1
This was my favorite one:
Kevin Durant passes up the open 3, makes the extra pass for Klay's 3rd 3-pointer of the night (all 3 have been assisted by Durant) pic.twitter.com/8sEpOp2cY8— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) January 6, 2019
And in case you didn't know -- Durant has assisted Klay Thompson on 66 buckets this season, which is 12 more than any other Warrior.
Also -- Durant is averaging a career-high 6.2 assists per game this year.
Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller