Durant breaks Michael Jordanís record to become star of the new NBA era
The high-flying Durant was in the spotlight all night, but still his team fell short of winning the game. Meanwhile, Goran Dragic and half a dozen of Phoenix players entered the double figures. Dragic grabbed 26 points as the Suns defeated the Thunder 122-115 on Sunday.
Durant’s impressive streak is the third longest in the NBA history. Jordan, who made his record back in the 1986-87 season, had 40 games of more than 25-points. In an interview to The Oklahoman newspaper Durant said that the record was not of great concern for him.
“I don't really care about it,” Durant said. “I wish it was over.”
Durant hasn’t scored less than 25 points in a game since January 5, and that was against the Boston Celtics. Ever since, the 25-year-old has been in phenomenal form for Oklahoma City Thunder.
Durant can boast about winning the NBA scoring title in four of the last five seasons and by the looks of it he will win it again this season. The power forward is currently averaging at 32.1 points and looks destined to lift the title once again.
Oscar Robertson has the second longest run of 25 or more points. His record was made in 1963-64. Wilt Chamberlain has the longest run of scoring 25 or more points. The legendary NBA icon scoring in all 80 regular-season games in the 1961-62 season.
However, those two streaks were recorded before many rules had been changed. For instance, NBA’s three-point era was introduced later. Therefore, Durant’s streak is the longest in the modern era.
Pundits expect Durant to not only lift the scoring title once again this season, but in the process create a truly amazing record as well. Well, that is if Durant is not cursed by an injury.