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LeBron James: 'Kevin Durant form gives me incentive'

Miami Heat forward LeBron James smiles during their game against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena on January 10, 2012
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Miami Heat forward LeBron James says that Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant's form is giving him an incentive.

LeBron James has said that Kevin Durant's recent run of point-scoring form is an "incentive" for him.

The Oklahoma City Thunder forward, who is the league's leading scorer this season, had a career-high 54 points against the Golden State Warriors earlier this week.

The Miami Heat forward told ESPN: "I love when I see KD do something like that. It gives me an incentive. I don't get that many shots around here, but I might be able to do a little something. I might be able to get a couple of dunks.

"I do a lot of checking and seeing what guys have done overnight. After every game, I always go and see what guys did. I didn't have to look too far to see what KD did last night. As soon as I looked at my phone, a family member of mine said, 'KD had 54, you only had 21. You stink.' So, there it is.

"Once a scorer like that gets going, you ain't going to stop him. I saw like the last 20 points he had, and they were all contested jumpers. He was hitting, barely touching the net. When you're in a zone like that, it doesn't matter as a defender. There's nothing you can do about it. It was a big-time, big-time game for him."

The two will face each other when the Thunder visit the Heat later this month.

Miami Heat forward LeBron James smiles during their game against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena on January 10, 2012
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