Jthe best term to describe Kevin DurantThe return to the courts last Thursday March 3 after a serious injury must be bittersweet, as his individual performances were worthy of the highest level of the NBA yet the collective results with his team, the brooklyn netsin both games since then have been losses.
Durant and the Nets lost 126-120 to the Boston Celtics Sunday and had succumbed 113-107 to miami heat on the day of his return, but in both games he scored over 30 points and it is only fitting that he quickly became the 23rd player in the 75-year history of the NBA to score at least 25,000 points.
How did Kevin Durant reach 25,000 points?
KD needed 33 points to reach that magic number, which he did with 6:10 minutes left and after passing Dominican Al Horfordscores with one of his typical mid-range shots.
In the end, Durant racked up 37 points in the gameso he now officially 25,004 in his Hall of Fame career.
Among active players, Durant has the third most points, behind only james lebron (36,720 points) and carmelo anthony (28,120).
Exclusivity with games with at least 25 points
But the former Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors player also joined a much more exclusive club than the 25,000-point club, because by scoring more than 25 points in the loss to the Celtics, he reached 600 games. in career by scoring at least 25 points. , join LeBron James, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Wilt Chamberlain as the only seven players in history with at least six hundred games with these characteristics.
Currently, Durant’s team, the Nets, is four-game losing streak and sits ninth in the Eastern Conference with a 32-33 record.