Per NBA.com/stats, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant passed Michael Jordan in the record books Sunday, scoring 25 points or more for a 41st consecutive game in a 122-115 loss to the Phoenix Suns.
Jordan twice pieced together a 40-game streak of 25-point outings, but both times—in 1986-87 and 1988—he failed to hit 25 in that potential 41st game, plus the second streak spanned across two seasons.
Still, before Durant eclipsed the feat, Jordan had been the only player since 1963-64 to accomplish such a streak, per NBA.com/stats.
As is, Jordan's torrid stretch during the '86-87 campaign remains the fourth-longest single-season streak of 25-point games in NBA history, trailing only Durant's ongoing run, Oscar Robertson's 46-gamer in 1963-64 and Wilt Chamberlain's epic 80-game streak that spanned the entire 1961-62 campaign, per NBA.com/stats.
As if 80 games weren't enough, Chamberlain topped 25 points in each of his first 26 games the following campaign, bringing his multiseason streak to an unthinkable 106 games, the New York Daily News reports.
Durant quite obviously won't make a run at Chamberlain's record, but the 25-year-old superstar does have a chance to surpass Robertson for second place in the all-time record books.
As luck would have it, Durant needs six more 25-point games for sole possession of second place, and the Thunder have exactly six games remaining.
So long as the Los Angeles Clippers—currently one game out of the No. 2 seed—stay hot on OKC's heels, we wouldn't bet against Durant passing Robertson.
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