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VIDEO: Kevin Durant joins elite club with efficient 54-point outburst

by Anthony Slater Published: January 18, 2014
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Kevin Durant joined a pretty elite club last night.

Since the 1985-86 season, there have only been eight NBA games in which a player scored 54 or more points on 28 or fewer shots.

Explosiveness and efficiency, all wrapped into one legendary performance.

Let’s take a look, with video evidence, of all eight:

1. Karl Malone – Jan. 27, 1990 – 61 points – 21-of-26 shooting

2. Michael Jordan – Apr. 3, 1988 – 59 points – 21-of-27 shooting

3. Michael Jordan – Feb. 26, 1987 – 58 points – 16-of-25 shooting

4. Dominique Wilkins – Dec. 10, 1986 – 57 points – 19-of-28 shooting

5. Glen Rice – Apr. 15, 1995 – 56 points – 20-of-27 shooting

6. Jermaine O’Neal – Jan. 4, 2005 – 55 points – 18-of-28 shooting

7. Kevin Durant – Jan. 17, 2014 – 54 points – 19-of-28 shooting

8. Stephen Curry – Feb. 27, 2013 – 54 points – 18-of-28 shooting


by Anthony Slater
Thunder Beat Writer
Anthony Slater started on the Thunder beat in the summer of 2013, joining after two years as NewsOK.com's lead sports blogger and web editor. A native Californian, Slater attended Sonoma State for two years before transferring to Oklahoma State in...
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