Jan 17, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) reacts to a play in action against the Golden State Warriors during the fourth quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Durant scores 54 as Thunder overcome Warriors


Kevin Durant put on a scoring exhibition as the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Golden State Warriors 127-121.

Durant shot 19-of-28 from the field, including 5-of-9 from three point range as he compiled a career high 54 points. Even the Warriors Twitter account was impressed:

Durant’s former career high was 52 points against the Dallas Mavericks, and is the highest total for a single player since Steph Curry torched the New York Knicks for 54 at Maddison Square Gardens last season. He has been averaging 30 points a game this season, leading the league by four points per game.

As MVP chants rained down from the crowd, reigning MVP LeBron James probably won’t be feeling any less jealous of the role Durant plays in the Thunder’s offence. 

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