Durant Drops Season-Best 51

December 13, 2021 Durant Drops Season-Best 51

By: Carlos Alvarez

Kevin Durant (51 Points) Leads Nets Over Pistons With League’s Top Performance

Move over, Steph Curry. Kevin Durant now holds the NBA’s season-high scoring performance with a 51-point outing against the Pistons on Sunday night (116-104). It was Durant’s best outing since joining Brooklyn two years ago. He helped the Nets package a 4th-quarter rally (30-13) with an eye-popping stat line (see below). Brooklyn was without James Harden and, still, Kyrie Irving, but the Nets are now 19-8 atop the Eastern Conference standings.


Kevin Durant Stats

51 points, 9 assists, 7 rebounds, 2 blocks, 1 steal

16-31, FG | 5-10, 3-Pt | 14-15, FT


Watch: Kevin Durant Drops 51 in Nets Win


Other NBA Highlights


Curry’s Record in Waiting: Steph Curry went 3-point hunting again on Saturday, but another disappointing night left him 3-for-14 from deep (18 points) in a Warriors’ loss to the 76ers (102-93). He’s just six 3s shy of Ray Allen’s all-time record (2,973).


Jazz Win 7th StraightUtah has taken over as the league’s hottest team after trouncing the Wizards on Saturday (123-98). The Jazz have won seven straight. Donovan Mitchell has averaged 29.4 ppg during that span.


LBJ’s 30-Point Triple Double: Turning back the clock, once more. LeBron James poured in a 30-11-10 night on Sunday for his second triple double in the last three games. The Lakers beat the Magic (106-94), and they’ve now won three of their last four to get back on track.


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