Kevin Durant had a historic night in many ways tonight with the Suns 120-107 season tournament victory against the Blazers.
During passed Elvin Hayes for 11th place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, played in his 1,000th career game and also had his fourth straight 30-point game. He needs less than 100 points to rank among the top 10 scorers of all time.
In total, Durant finished with 31 points, nine assists, four rebounds and a block in Deandre Ayton’s first game in Phoenix.
The Suns won their fourth straight game to improve to 8-6 on the year. They are also now 2-1 in the NBA In-Season Tournament.
“Being part of the all-time greats, the guys who set the standard and made the NBA what it is today, is an honor,” Durant said of his historic night. “I mean, there’s a lot of games played, a lot of shots thrown. So to be one of the biggest names in this game is pretty cool and I just have to keep going.
The Suns now welcome Chris Paul and the Warriors to the Footprint Center in the second game of a row.