CLEVELAND — Kevin Durant has spent this season taking pictures up the annals of NBA historical past, passing Corridor of Famer after Corridor of Famer.
With 32 factors in a win over Cleveland on Monday, Durant (26,516 factors) has moved previous Tim Duncan (26,496) into fifteenth place on the NBA’s all-time scoring listing.
Up subsequent is Dominique Wilkins at 26,668. This season the Nets star has surpassed Alex English, Vince Carter, Kevin Garnett, John Havlicek, Paul Pierce and now Duncan, an accomplishment even he took time to relish.
“Most undoubtedly,” Durant mentioned. “You need to simply present up on daily basis, however sooner or later you bought to have fun some small wins, similar to a win [over the Cavaliers]. It’s cool to have fun that along with your staff.
“So my profession, to have the ability to you understand go an all-time nice legend, any individual who shifted and adjusted the sport is it’s one thing that I’ll name my of us about tonight and discuss over and simply reminisce on how we received right here. So it’s fairly cool to do stuff like that and I need to have fun these small issues, however you understand, preserve urgent ahead. I do know I received extra to do.”
Kevin Durant scores throughout the Nets’ win over the Cavaliers. AP
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Together with his season-high fourth 3-pointer, Durant has 1,828 in his profession. He moved previous Kobe Bryant (1,827) into twenty first place on the all-time listing, behind Chauncey Billups (1,830).
The Nets’ streak of 9 straight wins is their longest since 2005-06 and the league’s longest energetic win streak. It prolonged their season-best street win streak to 5.
The Nets are an NBA-best 10-1 in December.
Durant and Kyrie Irving have gone over 30 factors in the identical sport 5 instances this season, tying Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown for probably the most within the league.
Joe Harris (left knee soreness) stayed dwelling in Brooklyn and can miss Wednesday’s sport towards the Hawks. Seth Curry (non-COVID sickness) was added to the damage listing as questionable, then downgraded to out.
“Joe’s not right here with us and he received’t play Atlanta as effectively. Seth is non-COVID. He’s right here with us and we’ll see how he feels [Tuesday]; hopefully higher,” coach Jacque Vaughn mentioned. “Joe did have an MRI, simply displaying some soreness and swelling. Yeah, so keep again, hopefully get that swelling out.”
Vaughn was noncommittal about Harris assembly the staff for the New 12 months’s Eve tilt in Charlotte.
David Duke Jr., Kessler Edwards, Day’Ron Sharpe and Donovan Williams have been all out on G-League task.