Nets Kevin Durant passes Tim Duncan for 15th on all-time scoring list

On Monday, Kevin Durant passed Hall of Famer Tim Duncan for 15th on the all-time scoring list in the Brooklyn Nets’ 125-117 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. With 1,829 overall threes, the two-time Finals MVP likewise passed Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant (1,827) in profession 3-pointers.

Durant ended his night with 32 points on 10-of-18 (55.6%) shooting from the field and 5 3-pointers, enhancing his profession overall to 26,516 points. Duncan now ranks 16th on the all-time list with 26,496 points. Durant requires 153 indicate pass Dominique Wilkins for the No. 14 area.

Referring to a couple of NBA wagering websites, Kevin Durant has the sixth-best chances to win MVP in 2023. Sportsbooks are providing Jayson Tatum, Luka Doncic, and Giannis Antetokounmpo much better chances to win the award this season.

Although Durant fouled out in the last 2 minutes of Monday night’s win, he assisted bring the Nets to their ninth successive win. Despite Cavaliers guard Darius Garland scoring a remarkable 46 points, it was inadequate for Cleveland to win.

“To be honest, we’ve always been about basketball,” Durant stated after the win. “The outside noise makes it seem like we don’t care about the game, but so many voices speak about our locker room who don’t have any idea what’s going on… We’ve always been about the game.”

Nets forward Kevin Durant passes Hall of Famer Tim Duncan for 15th on all-time scoring list

Through 33 starts this season, Durant is balancing 30 points, 6.6 rebounds, 5.3 helps, and 1.5 blocks per video game. Not to discuss, he’s shooting 37.3% from downtown and a career-best 56.3% beyond the arc.

If Durant continues to play well for the rest of the season, the wing will end up being the very first gamer to typical 30 points per video game on 67.3% real shooting, the greatest in NBA history.

“At some point, you’ve got to be able to celebrate some small wins,” Durant stated about surpassing Duncan. “To be able to pass a legend, it’s something I’ll call my folks about tonight. I know that I’ve got more to do.”

Duncan appeared in 1,392 video games throughout his 19-year profession with San Antonio. As a 6’11” center/power forward, for the Spurs icon to score 26,000-plus points, it was still an excellent achievement.

Based on profession NBA résumés, Kevin Durant has a lot in typical with Duncan. The Spurs legend retired as a 15-time All-Star, two-time MVP, five-time NBA champ, and three-time Finals MVP. And the Hall of Famer accumulated 15 All-NBA and All-Defensive choices.

In his 15th season, Durant has actually gotten 12 All-Star choices, 10 All-NBA choices, 2 MVPs, and naturally 2 Finals MVPs. Both gamers were called to the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Team in 2021 too.

Hands down, Duncan has the much better résumé, however the Nets forward is 34 years of ages. He has at least 3 more fantastic seasons of basketball still left in him. Winning another chip needs to be his leading objective.

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