Durant’s Quest to Catch…Tracy McGrady

The headline in the Oklahoma City Thunder win in Brooklyn last night concerns what Kevin Durant didn’t do.

From ESPN:

Durant’s 30-point run ended at 12 games when he scored 26 in just 30 minutes, but the Oklahoma City Thunder won their 10th in a row with a 120-95 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night.

“That’s the most important streak,” Durant said.

For the season KD has 29 thirty point games.  If he can continue this pace Durant would end the year with 50 thirty point games, three more than his career high in 2010.

Since Michael Jordan retired (the second time) only four players have had more thirty point games in a season than Durant had in 2010.

Rk

Player

Season

Count

1

Kobe Bryant

2005-06

56

2

Tracy McGrady

2002-03

51

3

Allen Iverson

2005-06

49

4

LeBron James

2005-06

49

5

Kevin Durant

2009-10

47

Provided by Basketball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 2/1/2014.

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