In a showdown against the Utah Jazz, Kevin Durant etched his name in the Suns’ history books by shattering a franchise record with his 12th consecutive game scoring 25 points or more.
Editing the history books.
KD with 12 straight games of 25+ points 🔥 pic.twitter.com/jxg7NdOzOD
— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) November 20, 2023
Since the second game of this season, Durant has been a scoring force, averaging an impressive 32.5 points per game. Remarkably, more than half of his appearances culminated with him putting up at least 30 points on the scoreboard.
Only one player is averaging more points per game this season that KD, that is Joel Embiid who holds a .5 point lead.
However, it’s worth noting that Durant boasts a superior shooting consistency at 52%, compared to Embiid’s 50%, making a compelling case for KD as the league’s best shooter.
Also playing a large role in Durant’s high-scoring run to start this season has been ability to get to the free throw line.
Displaying no signs of aging, KD fearlessly attacks the basket, averaging an impressive 7.4 free throws per game, a statistic that leads all power forwards.
Currently, he is on a run of 27 consecutive free throws made.
When you combine Durant’s scoring prowess, shooting efficiency, and ability to draw fouls, a legitimate argument emerges for him to be a front-runner in the MVP conversation early in the season.