Kevin Durant has recorded six 50-point games in his NBA career, but let's rewind to his very first.
In February 2012, Durant poured in 51 points to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 124-118 overtime win over the Denver Nuggets, shooting 19-of-28 from the field, 5-of-6 from the three-point line and 8-of-10 at the free-throw line.
"The way we came back and the shots that were made in the fourth quarter and for us to win, that feels better to get the W," Durant said.
"But 51 is pretty cool. As a kid, that's something that you dream about."
With seven seconds left in regulation, Durant collected the inbound pass on the left wing and charged towards the rim, throwing down a two-handed jam to tie the score at 111-111 with 4.4 seconds remaining.
He scored six points in the extra period as the Thunder outscored the Nuggets 13-7 and with 19.8 seconds on the clock, he buried a free throw to bring up his 50th-point of the night as MVP chants reigned down from the home crowd.
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Durant wasn't the only one filling it up for the Thunder, with Russell Westbrook recording 40 points and nine assists, while Serge Ibaka finished with a triple-double of 14 points, 15 rebounds and 11 blocks.
"Unbelievable," Thunder teammate James Harden said of the performance. "That's probably one of the best regular-season games that I've played in since I've been here, or the best.
"Kevin had 50, Russell had 40 and Serge had a triple-double. What else can you say?"
Ironically, Denver were the last team to have one player score 50-plus points and another 40-plus in the same game, with Kiki Vandeweghe (51) and Alex English (47) achieving the feat in a 186-184 triple-overtime loss to the Detroit Pistons in 1983 - the highest-scoring game in NBA history.
Durant and Westbrook also set a franchise record, combining. for 91 points. The previous franchise-high was 90, set by Seattle's Dale Ellis and Xavier McDaniel in 1989.
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