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|It takes more than a fancy outfit or a song and a dance -- or even a mighty steal -- to take the spotlight from Kevin Durant.|
In case you were too busy refreshing Weather.com's forecast for Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J., every 15 seconds and missed out on sports, we've got you covered. Here's everything you missed last night.
Might as well start practicing your "MVP" chant every time you see Kevin Durant because his dominant streak is showing no signs of ending any time soon. The Oklahoma City Thunder forward led his team back from a 14-point second-half deficit against the Atlanta Hawks and nailed the game-winner with 1.5 seconds to go in a 111-109 victory.
Durant's 41-point outing marked his sixth game this season with 40-plus. No other player in the league has more than two. And, in further news to infuriate LeBron James, Monday was Durant's 11th consecutive game with 30 or more points, the longest such streak since Tracy McGrady did it for 14 games in 2003.
Your thoughts, Hawks?
Not fair, Kevin Durant.— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) January 28, 2014
I don't think anyone is arguing with that point.
For the 30 or so minutes prior to Durant's late-game heroics, it seemed like Toronto Raptors forward Patrick Patterson would be the night's big winner. Down one point with six seconds to play against the Brooklyn Nets, Patterson stole Deron Williams' inbounds pass and hit the game-clinching shot in a 104-103 win.
Alas, while his heroics were all the talk on Twitter for a few shining moments, they too quickly became swept up in Durant mania. Patterson was clearly a little hurt by the lack of recognition.
Come on @NBA how did I not get steal of the night?— Patrick Patterson (@pdpatt) January 28, 2014
Aww, cheer up, Patrick. Just do that in the next nine games or so and people will probably start caring.
Miami Heat center Chris Bosh also made some headlines on Monday night but in a different kind of way. He did the "Carlton" dance while singing, er, screeching "It's Not Unusual" at teammate Shane Battier's annual charity karaoke event and it's… um… interesting.
If someone could please combine this with footage of "American Idol" judges looking frightened, I would really appreciate it. Thanks in advance.
Gold-medal-winning Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas is getting the Lifetime movie treatment. This marks the first time the network will air a made-for-TV flick not about murder, affairs, jilted lovers, a jilted lover having an affair with a murderer or featuring a former '90s star. I'm looking at you, Mark-Paul Gosselaar.
What exactly do British people think of American football and the Super Bowl? Not much, as we seem to learn every single year around this time. Despite the redundancy, it's still quite brilliant (British slang for… "brilliant"), as you can see in this clip from the gang over at Buzzfeed.
I think they're just jealous. Although there is now a 99.9 percent chance I'll be referring to the halftime show as an "extremely choreographed mishap" on Sunday.
Just when you thought it couldn't get better than the Norwegian curling team, Mexican skier Hubertus von Hohenlohe unveiled his unique uniform for the Sochi Games. I'm just going to let you judge for yourselves.
Mexico's Hubertus von Hohenlohe going for 'Mariachi Olympic Prince' look in #Sochi2014: http://t.co/J5kbDi0IFw pic.twitter.com/aUA3amVP3C— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) January 27, 2014
So that's happening. At least you won't be able to miss him on the slopes.
Indiana Pacers forward Paul George went Hollywood on Monday night when he not only appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" but wore a suit jacket with leather sleeves. Safe to say, he's likely going to be joining the Los Angeles Lakers or Kanye West's entourage when his contract expires.
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