Kevin Durant is just 24 years old, but he has already accomplished a great deal in his NBA basketball career. Durant is the reigning scoring champ in the NBA, and he has won three consecutive scoring titles.
These are the career highs so far in Kevin Durant's career in points, rebounds, assists and threes in a NBA game. At the end I've also listed his career highs in a game in a few other categories, and his career triple-doubles total.
Kevin Durant's career highs in points, rebounds, assists and threes in a game
- Kevin Durant's career high for points in a game - 52
On January 18, 2013, Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder scored a career high 52 points in a OT game vs the Dallas Mavericks, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. Durant made 13 of the 31 shots he took in the game, including making five of nine threes. Kevin was also perfect from the foul line, making 21 of 21 free throws.
The Thunder won the game, 117-114, in OT. I would think Kevin Durant is a lock to exceed 52 points in a game at some time in the future. Probably the near future.
- Kevin Durant's career high in rebounds in a game - 18
On January 26, 2011, at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Kevin Durant grabbed a career high 18 rebounds in a game vs the Minnesota Timberwolves. Durant also scored 47 points, as the Thunder won, 118-117. Kevin Love grabbed 21 rebounds for the Timberwolves.
- Kevin Durant's career high for assists in a game - 11
Kevin Durant recorded a career high 11 assists in a game vs the Houston Rockets on February 20, 2012. As noted below, Kevein Durant recorded his second career triple-double in that game.
On November 18, 2012, Kevin Durant dished out 10 assists in a game vs the Golden State Warriors. Kevin Durant also recorded the first triple-double of his career in the game, as he has 25 points and 13 rebounds, to go along with the 10 assists.
- Kevin Durant's career high for threes in a game - 7
On April 6, 2010, Kevin Durant made a career high seven threes in a OT game vs the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City. Durant took 13 threes in the game, and scored 45 points in a one point loss, 140-139.
Kevin Durant is a career 36.8% shooter of threes, and at some point I expect he will make 10 or more threes in a game, and quite possibly challenge the NBA record for threes in a game. That record is 12, co-held by Kobe Bryant and Donyell Marshall.
More career highs in a game for Kevin Durant
- Steals - 5 (three times)
- Blocks - 5 (twice)
- Minutes played - 52 (twice)
- Shots made - 19
- Free throws made - 24
- Triple-doubles - 3
Kevin Durant recorded his third career triple-double on February 27, 2013, when he had 18 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists in a game vs the New Orleans Hornets. Durant led the Oklahoma City Thunder to an easy 119-74 win over the Hornets in the game.
Kevin Durant recorded his second career triple-double on February 20, 2013, when he had 16 points, 12 rounds, and 11 assists in a game vs the Houston Rockets. Despite Kevin Durant's second career triple-double, Houston won the game, 122-119.