With 51 points, Kevin Durant surpasses Stephen Curry as the highest single-game scorer of the season

After being fined for insulting a fan in last Friday’s game against the Atlanta HawksKevin Durant responded with the best offensive performance so far this NBA season by scoring 51 points in the Brooklyn Nets‘ 116-104 win over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night.

Durant’s 51 points was a season high surpassing the 50 points scored by Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry in November.

Durant scored 14 points in the final quarter, seven of which came during an 11-0 run to open the fourth period to give the Nets, who were trailing 91-86 after three quarters, the lead for good.

Leading scorer at Little Ceasars Arena

In addition to the season mark, Durant also recorded the all-time high at Little Ceasars Arena in Detroit, Michigan, a mark held by his now teammate, Blake Griffin who totaled half a hundred in that building in 2018, the Pistons’ current home court opened for business in 2017 taking the place of The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Grffin was booed the entire game by the home fans and was only able to score one point in the game.

This was the 12th loss in a row for the Pistons for whom rookie first overall pick in the last Draft, Cade Cunningham with 26 points and Frank Jackson with 25 units stood out.

Immediate response after fine

The former Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors all-star was fined $25,000 earlier in the day for responding to a fan who yelled “Durant, stop crying,” in the game against Atlanta.

Brooklyn (19-8) picked up two wins and clinched the best record in the Eastern Conference, while Detroit (4-22) is not only the worst record in the East, it is the worst in the entire NBA.

What’s next for the Nets and Pistons?

The Nets’ next game will be next Tuesday hosting the Toronto Raptors.

For their part, the Pistons will look to snap a dozen consecutive losses when they visit the Chicago Bulls on the same day.

Source: marca

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