Kevin Durant poured in 51 points as the Oklahoma City Thunder prevailed over the Toronto Raptors with a 119-118 double-overtime win and afterward Durant’s high school teammate and Raptors guard Greivis Vasquez compared Durant to Jesus.
“If you got Kevin Durant on your team, you’re safe,” said Vazquez, a former high school teammate of Durant’s at Montrose Christian School in Maryland. “He’s like Jesus in this league.”
Durant is the favorite to win the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award this season, ending LeBron James‘ stranglehold on the award, with a league-leading 32.2 points per game, 7.7 rebounds and 5.6 rebounds per game.
According to Eye on Basketball, “only Elgin Baylor, Jordan, and Wilt Chamberlain (twice) have had season averages of 32 points, seven rebounds, and five assists and he’s the only player in NBA history to do it with the shooting averages of over 50 percent from the field and 40 percent from three.”
Durant has his team 1.5 games back of the San Antonio Spurs for the best record in the Western Conference with a 51-18 record, but no word on whether he has turned water into wine.