Warriors’ Kevin Durant has highest-scoring 3-game stretch since Kobe Bryant in 2007
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant is coming off not only the first three-game string of 40-plus-point games in his career, but also the highest cumulative scoring stretch since the iconic Kobe Bryant did so in 2007.
Kevin Durant has scored 144 points over his last three games, the most points in a three-game stretch since Kobe Bryant had 153 from Mar. 22-25, 2007. pic.twitter.com/K5jIktV8b3
— Justin Kubatko (@jkubatko) November 30, 2018
Kevin Durant has exploded during the team’s last four games, totaling 40 points or more for three straight games for the first time of his career.
Bryant’s glorious 2006-07 season included a whopping eight 50-point games and two 60-point games. Matter of fact, Bryant managed to chain a mind-blowing 175 points through three games after scoring 65, 50, and 60 from March 16-22.
Extending it to a four-game span would have Bryant combine for 225 points, as it took four games for him to dip below the 50-plus-point cloud during that stretch of his career.
For the record, that 175-point 2007 streak is the best three-game scoring prowess of Bryant’s career, as his famed 81-point eruption was accompanied by 51- and 37-point performances, only adding up to 169 points.
Kevin Durant will try to keep his incredible streak going Saturday against the Detroit Pistons, but on a good note for the Warriors, Curry is set to return to the lineup.