Kevin Durant went off Friday night (Jan. 17), putting up a career-high 54 points in the OKC Thunder’s 127-121 win over the Golden State Warriors.
KD made 19 of 28 field goals and 11 of 13 free throws in his third straight game with at least 36 points. It was also the first 50-point game of the season.
“As a leader, my main objective is to serve my teammates, help them out,” he said after the game. “Some nights, I’ve got to put it up, I’ve got to score. Some nights, I’ve got to do other things. Tonight, they found me and I was able to hit a few shots. I just tried to do as best as I can to lead the team and lead us to victory.”
The NBA superstar scored 11 points during one two-minute stretch in the fourth quarter, giving OKC a 17-point lead.