Despite a better career for superstar Kevin Durant, the Brooklyn Nets suffered their second straight NBA loss. The 33-year-old scored 55 points in 115:122 against the Atlanta Hawks, but was unable to make up for the poor performance of his teammates.
“I’m upset about this loss. I scored well, but I would have preferred to walk away with the win doing just the little things,” said the 2014 MVP. Title contender Brooklyn is four games left Tenth in the Eastern Conference and has to fight for the playoff ticket in the “Play-in Tournament”.
Durant is the fifth player with at least 55 points in a game this season, after teammate Kyrie Irving, Karl-Anthony Towns (Minnesota/both 60), Trae Young (Atlanta) and LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers/both 56). ).
A pro has hit the 50-point mark 19 times in 2021/22 – this has happened 14 times in the entire 2020/21 season. The legendary Wilt Chamberlain has held the NBA record since 1962 with an incredible 100 points for the Philadelphia Warriors.
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