Durant Reacts to New Milestone After Nets Statement Win Over Cavaliers

Durant Reacts to New Milestone After Nets Statement Win Over Cavaliers

Edwin Kiplagat
  • Kevin Durant has passed San Antonio Spurs legend, Tim Duncan, for 15th on the NBA all-time scoring list
  • Durant achieved that milestone after scoring 32 points In Brooklyn Nets' 125-117 win over Cleveland Cavaliers
  • The 34-year-old now has the top 10 in his sights, a list he can join if he maintains ins his current form

Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant has made history by surpassing San Antonio Spurs and NBA icon Tim Duncan in the scoring list.

Durant's 32 points inspired the Nets to their 9th straight win as they overcame a tough Cleveland Cavaliers 125-117 and now sit third in the Eastern Conference just two games behind leaders Boston Celtics.

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Durant could be in the top 10 if he maintains his current streak. Photos by John Fisher and Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE.
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The 2014 NBA MVP passed Hall of Fame forward Tim Duncan for 15th on the league’s all-time scoring list in the process. He achieved that astonishing milestone.

The 33-year-old achieved that landmark with his trademark mid-range jumper midway through the second quarter, per CBS Sports.

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Duncan scored 26,496 points over the course of his illustrious career, but Durant's 32 saw his figure jump to 26,516. He is averaging 30 points per game this season as he looks to bring the championship to Brooklyn.

Durant on passing Duncan

According to ClutchPoints, the two-time NBA champion said he is going to celebrate his new milestone.

“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.”

Durant is a four-time NBA scoring champion and one of the most prolific scorers of all time. At 34 years old, he still appears to be at the peak of his powers.

He won two NBA titles in 2017 and 2018 with Golden State Warriors. In the two finals, he won Finals MVP, cementing his status as one of the greatest basketball players of all time.

Durant on his influences

Sports Brief earlier reported on Durant naming players that influenced his game including three Hall of Fame layers.

Speaking to retired NBA player Jamal Crawford on NBA TV, he said Bryant, LeBron James and McGrady heavily influenced his game.

He added that TMac stood out for him as he took a few moves from the former Orlando Magic and Houston Rockets guard/forward.