The Brooklyn Nets have now won nine games in a row.
Coach Jacque Vaughn has turned the team around, and they’re finally showing glimpses of the all-time great squad they could be.
Unsurprisingly, it’s been Kevin Durant the one to carry the load for the renewed Nets more often than not, with him averaging 30.0 points per game, his highest scoring average since his OKC days.
Moreover, the talented forward continued making NBA history by passing Tim Duncan on the all-time scoring list.
Needless to say, it was a special and emotional moment for KD:
“You wanna just show up every day, but at some point, you got to celebrate some small wins, just like the win tonight; it’s cool to celebrate that with the team,” Durant said after the game. “So, my career to be able to pass an all-time great, legend, somebody who changed the game, it’s something that I’ll call my folks about tonight and talk over and just reminisce on how we got here, so it’s pretty cool to do stuff like that, and I want to celebrate those small things but keep pressing forward. I know I got more to do.”
Kevin Durant talks about passing Tim Duncan for 15th on the NBA’s all-time scoring list:
“My career to be able to pass an all-time great, legend, somebody who changed the game, it’s something that I’ll call my folks tonight and talk over and just reminisce on how we got here” pic.twitter.com/rPYbwlVpSq
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It’s crazy to think that Durant would have a realistic shot at becoming the league’s all-time leading scorer if he hadn’t missed a couple of years with injuries.
Durant is perhaps the greatest pure scorer this game has ever seen, a walking cheat-code as a seven-footer with the handles and shooting skills of a guard.