Durant drops 36 as Warriors cap 1st 6-0 trip in franchise history

Golden State dispatches Pistons, 102-98, to conclude unblemished road swing

Karl Buscheck
December 08, 2017 - 6:31 pm

Kevin Durant went for 36 points, 10 rebounds seven assists and five blocks as the Warriors held off the Pistons, 102-98, on Friday night to conclude the club's first ever 6-0 road trip.

After a characteristically strong third, the Warriors nearly cratered in the final period, as the Pistons got to within two points, 100-98, with 22.7 seconds to go. The Dubs never allowed the Pistons to pull level.

Durant had taken over in the third quarter, dropping 13 points as the Warriors transformed a four-point deficit into a 10-point advantage.

It was such an impressive run that Steph had to tweet about it:

In the opening quarter, KD went for eight points, pushing his way past Bernard King and into 45th place on the NBA's all-time scoring list.

Durant told reporters he just treats games like he's a kid playing with his friends.

“As soon as I wake up, I feel like this whole life is like a street-ball game for me,” Durant said. “So, I look at it as such. So, when I get out there, I just try to get creative.

Just after the first-quarter buzzer, Quinn Cook did his best Stephen Curry impression, sinking an epic heave:

While that one didn't count, Cook did hit a 26-footer to cap the third quarter. In 16 minutes, Cook scored seven points, going 3-for-4 from the field.

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