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Kevin Durant Makes History as Phoenix Suns Defeat Portland Trail Blazers 120-107

Kevin Durant had a historic night in a multitude of ways tonight in the Suns’ 120-107 In-Season Tournament victory over the Blazers.

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Durant passed Elvin Hayes for 11th place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, played his 1,000th career game and also secured his fourth-straight 30-point game. He needs less than 100 points to move into the top-10 all-time in scoring.

In total, Durant finished with 31 points, nine assists, four rebounds and a block in Deandre Ayton’s first game back in Phoenix.

The Suns won their fourth straight game to improve to 8-6 on the year. They also are now 2-1 in the NBA In-Season Tournament.

“To be amongst 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, it’s a lot of games played, a lot of shots being put up. So, to be amongst the greatest sort of greats of this game is pretty cool and just got to keep going.”

The Suns now get welcome Chris Paul and the Warriors at Footprint Center in the second game of a back to back.

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Brendan Mau is a senior writer covering the Phoenix Suns and more for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on X via @Brendan_Mau

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