Before the NFL Conference Championship games were played on Sunday, where QB Peyton Manning threw for 400 yards and cornerback Richard Sherman made the deflection that was heard around the world, there was another beast performance that occurred on the hardwood floor in Oklahoma City.
Oklahoma City’s small forward, Kevin Durant, has been on fire this month and on Friday night, Durant erupted by scoring 54 points against the Golden State Warriors. In doing so, he became the first player this season to have a 50 point game.
The 25-year-old superstar went 19-for-28 from the field, grabbed four rebounds, six assists and two steals to go along with his career high 54 point game.
According to USA Today Sports, Durant’s 67.5 field goal percentage was the most efficient since Michael Jordan in 1988 with at least 54 points and five assists in a game.
The 6-foot-9 forward is averaging 30.6 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists per game, and is a front-runner in the 2014 MVP race.
While fellow All-Star teammate Russell Westbrook is out healing from right knee surgery, the three-time NBA scoring champion is putting the Thunder on his back with outrageous numbers; making sure his team is a force to be reckoned with come playoff time in the Western Conference.