Kevin Durant’s 66th 40-Point Game Ties Jerry West for 12th Most in NBA History

– Kevin Durant recorded his 66th 40-point game, tying Jerry West for 12th on the NBA’s all-time list
– The Phoenix Suns hold fourth-shortest odds to win the 2024 NBA championship
– Through seven games of the 2023-24 season, Durant is averaging 29.9 points, 6.6 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.3 blocks

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Kevin Durant of the Phoenix Suns tied for 12th on the NBA’s all-time list of 40-point games with Jerry West.”In 35 minutes of action, Durant ended his outing with a season-high 41 points, along with four rebounds, five assists, one steal, and two blocks. The 13-time All-Star shot 14-of-27 (51.9%) from the floor and made all 12 free throw attempts.
“Durant, 35, scored 13 points in the opening quarter and 18 in the third.” The Suns finally ended their three-game skid, leading Durant to say, “We’re excited because we finally got a win.” Suns coach Frank Vogel was also thrilled to see his team finally show some heart without Devin Booker (calf).
Durant has an impressive 29.9-point average through seven games of the 2023-24 season. In addition to his points, he’s averaging 6.6 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.3 blocks, and 35.7 minutes per game. A two-time NBA champ, Durant is shooting 52.1% from the field, 34.6% from 3-point range, and 81.3% at the foul line.
He ranks fifth in points per game this season, coming after Donovan Mitchell, Luka Doncic, Stephen Curry, and Jayson Tatum. Additionally, Durant recently posted a season-high of 45 points in a game against the Orlando Magic. He needs 213 points to pass Elvin Hayes for 12th place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.

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