Kevin Durant surpasses five-time NBA Champ on the all-time scoring list with a game-winning performance vs Cavs

Kevin Durant surpasses five-time NBA Champ on the all-time scoring list with a game-winning performance vs Cavs

Kevin Durant

When one thinks of Kevin Durant, one thinks of a 7-foot demigod with guard-like abilities. They think of one of the greatest scorers and shooters and overall players of all time. KD continued to build on his apex-predator reputation in the Brooklyn Nets’ win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.


Durant, now with a career total of 26,516 points, has overtaken 5-time NBA Champion Tim Duncan on the all-time scoring list. A milestone moment for the Nets’ forward and worthy of one of the most effortless scorers the game has ever seen.

Fittingly, the go-ahead bucket was vintage KD. Facing up on the block, a jab step and just shoots over the person guarding him, unstoppable. Ever wondered how helpless Lamar Stevens felt in that position guarding Durant? You have to go no further than Rookie of the Year elect Paolo Banchero speaking about guarding KD on JJ Redick’s podcast.

This is not the only milestone KD hit on this night. He also passed the late great Kobe Bryant on the list of most career 3-pointers made. He surpassed 2 of the greatest players to ever play, and it was just another night in the illustrious career of Kevin Durant.


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Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving lead Nets to 9-straight wins

Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving
Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant

KD and Kyrie are 2 of the deadliest scorers in the league, and the Cavs felt the brunt of it in their game against the Nets. Durant and Irving went to work on the Cavs the whole game, any type of coverage scheme, good contests on shots, it didn’t matter. All KD and Kai were seeing was the hoop and the ball going through it repeatedly.

The Nets have now won 9 straight and with the win, they have overtaken the Cavs for #3 in the East, just 0.5 games behind the struggling Milwaukee Bucks. Since Shannon Sharpe called the Nets pretenders, the Nets have beaten 2 of the 3 teams above them in the East in Milwaukee and Cleveland.

They play the Celtics in almost 2 weeks on the 12th of January. With the way both teams are going, that could be an early preview of the Eastern Conference Finals and could also have seeding implications with respect to tie-breakers. I think it’s safe to say that all NBA fans are eagerly waiting for that clash.


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