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Kevin Durant ties Michael Jordan with 40 games of 25 points or more (VIDEO)

Apr 5, 2014, 3:37 AM EDT

Not Shaq. Not Kobe Bryant. Not LeBron James. Not Dirk Nowitzki.

No scorer since Michael Jordan has scored 25 or more points in 40 consecutive games like Kevin Durant did, not since Michael Jordan. KD tied that record with 28 points on 7-of-19 shooting in a game the Thunder lost to the Rockets Friday night (because James Harden went off for 39 points).

Durant is not necessarily better than the players listed above but what he does is put points on the board more easily and efficiently than them — he is the best pure scorer in the game today. He can take you off the dribble, score out of the post, can shoot off the bounce, can catch and shoot, and is just generally a force.

While Jordan has he modern record, the NBA record for most consecutive for most 25+ games is Wilt Chamberlain at 126.

  1. trevor123698 - Apr 5, 2014 at 5:32 AM

    the future g.o.a.t and its not mj who he needs to pass. its magic and russell and wilt

  2. mcmystery76 - Apr 5, 2014 at 6:58 AM

    Is it 30 or 40? Take some pride in your work for christ’s sake and hire a competent editor.

    • kb2408 - Apr 5, 2014 at 10:13 AM

      This is a sports blog, not a college text book…chill.

      • casualcommenter - Apr 5, 2014 at 1:35 PM

        I don’t mind the grammar and spelling errors so much, but the factual errors are annoying. Stack all the issues together and you have a news site that is not able to write with proper grammar or proper spelling or proper facts…

      • mcmystery76 - Apr 5, 2014 at 2:23 PM

        Have fun reading nonsense man

      • asimonetti88 - Apr 5, 2014 at 3:57 PM

        It’s not a news site, it’s an aggregate blog.

  3. karlton3 - Apr 5, 2014 at 8:21 AM

    I guess we have to wait until after the commercial break.

  4. mp4philly - Apr 5, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    To be continued… Lol

  5. 13arod - Apr 5, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    lebron is still better then durant

  6. Zammael - Apr 5, 2014 at 10:51 AM

    Wilt Chamberlain scored +25 points in 106 straight games.

    • sugarkeyboards - Apr 5, 2014 at 11:26 AM

      I’ve seen quite a bit of editing mistakes on PBT over the months and it hasnt really bothered me, but come on man, that last sentence is just ridiculous.

      • jimeejohnson - Apr 5, 2014 at 11:48 AM

        You mad, bro?

      • fanofthegame79 - Apr 5, 2014 at 11:56 AM

        It’s not technically a sentence yet – it’s unfinished! That’s good stuff! Happy Saturday!

  7. turkbox420 - Apr 5, 2014 at 12:31 PM

    Espn`s mad up records. TNT announcers mentioned it twice thursday. Friday I heard “25 points” 85 times. They just made a new MJ record to pass after the 30 pt game streak ended. It is the most impressive single player accomplishment this season and will surely put him over the top for MVP.

    When KD just stopped playing in the 4th when he could have kept his 30 pt streak alive shows you that streaks are not important what so ever to him .

    He was only trying to win last night and i do not think he even though about a streak.

    • turkbox420 - Apr 5, 2014 at 12:31 PM

      *made up

  8. cantonbound13 - Apr 5, 2014 at 1:13 PM

    MVP

  9. RavenzGunnerz - Apr 5, 2014 at 1:35 PM

    This article is unf

  10. davidly - Apr 5, 2014 at 1:53 PM

    The answer to the cliffhanger is Skibby MaRue. What do I win?

    He also has the record for:
    – the most consecutive games with 26.35264 or more at 178 games
    – most consecutive triple-sixes (why they call him “Beast of Revelation”) at 1722
    – most career 30 pt games while playing in fresh underwear after halftime with 55

  11. antistratfordian - Apr 5, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    This is a little misleading because at no time during Jordan’s 40 game streak did he score less than 27 points. So his streak is actually 40 straight games of 27 or more points. Durant’s current streak of 27+ points is at 24 games, so he still has a long way to go to match MJ.

    During that same run Jordan had a streak of 18 straight games with 28+ points. Durant’s current streak of 28+ points is at 5 games.

  12. jkirby317 - Apr 5, 2014 at 8:56 PM

    Kevin Durant is Consistently great.

  13. ProBasketballPundit - Apr 6, 2014 at 12:45 AM

    Fun fact: Durant has averaged 27.3 points per game over his career. LeBron has averaged 27.5 for his career. Kind of surprising that LeBron would be ahead with Durant seemingly scoring at will the last several seasons. Perhaps he’ll be ahead of LBJ soon.

  14. cantonbound13 - Apr 6, 2014 at 7:28 AM

    Imagine if he was on PEDs like LeBron.

    • 24thesho - Apr 6, 2014 at 10:40 AM

      ????

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