On Thursday night, three-time scoring champ Kevin Durant officially became an All-Star for the fourth straight season and was voted as a starter for the third straight year.

He punctuated the honor Friday night by scoring a career-high 52 points in the Thunder's 117-114 overtime victory over the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center

"It never gets old," Durant said before the. "You can't take something like that for granted, no matter what. Growing up, I remember when I was in seventh grade the game was in Washington, D.C. I just wanted to be a part of that. I wanted to sit on the front row and watch the dunk contest. I wanted to play in the game."

The reaction of Thunder coach Scott Brooks: "He's one of the best players in the game and it's great that the fans have acknowledged that also. He's everything (that's) right about the NBA."