Kevin Durant Scores Career-High 51
Kevin Durant put on quite a show in Oklahoma City yesterday. Durant led Oklahoma to a win in overtime scoring 51 points! That is the most anyone has scored this season. His teammate, Russell Westbrook wasn’t too far behind, scoring 40 points. But, that is not all! Serge Ibaka had his first career triple-double; the three became the first teammates in NBA history to put together a 50-point night, a 40 point complementary effort and a triple-double. The last teammates to score at least 40 points apiece were Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen.
Pretty insane, right? Westbrook said: “It’s unreal, man. Tonight was a nice, epic game.” I hate the word, “epic” but they did have a pretty epic game. James Harden was equally as impressed saying: “Unbelievable. That’s probably one of the best regular season games that I’ve played since I’ve been here. Kevin had 50, Russell had 40 and Serge had a triple-double. What else can you say?”
Well, not much. The performance on the court pretty much says it all. However, there might be one last thing to say and the Oklahoma City crowd said it best last night when Kevin Durant made his last two free throws, the sellout crowd chanted, “MVP! MVP! MVP!”