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Kevin Durant creates history by achieving an NBA feat that hasn’t been done in six decades

In his first season suiting up for the Brooklyn Nets, Kevin Durant has been averaging about 30 points per game for 15 consecutive games, making him only the second player in NBA history to log in that stat with a new team.

According to ESPN Stats and Info, Wilt Chamberlain achieved the feat in the 1959-60 season with the Philadelphia Warriors. Unlike Durant, those were Chamberlain’s first-ever games in the league.

Kevin Durant is rightly considered as one of the most potent scorers in the history of the game. Other than two rings, numerous All-Star and All-NBA selections, the megastar also has four scoring titles in his trophy case. He is also a part of the exclusive 50-40-90 club, which only consists of eight players till now. In the 2012-13 season, Durant entered this club as he shot 51% from the field, 42% from downtown and 91%% from the free-throw line.

Currently, Durant is having a phenomenal season. Entering play on Wednesday, he is averaging 30.1 points per game and 7.5 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 1.4 blocks per game.

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Despite being away from an NBA court for 18 months, he does not appear to have lost a step on either end, and the Nets have not had to limit his workload; his usage rate of 32.3 is the second-highest mark of his career. Brooklyn is a plus -12.8 points per 100 possessions with Durant on the floor, and they fall to minus -7.6 per 100 when he is not playing.

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Advait Jajodia
Advait Jajodia
An experienced sports content writer. A national-level basketball player and a huge sporting enthusiast.
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