NBA Basketball

Durant drops 50 points for 1st time since 2014 in loss to Blazers

Kevin Durant did his best but it wasn’t enough on Wednesday night against the Portland Trail Blazers, as he notched his first 50-point game of the season in a losing effort for the Golden State Warriors.

He went 17-of-27 shooting with six threes and a perfect 10-of-10 from the line, but the Warriors still lost 123-117. Damian Lillard answered with 44 points of his own for the Blazers, while CJ McCollum chipped in with 29.

It’s Durant’s highest output since scoring 51 points in a double-overtime win over the Toronto Raptors in March of 2014, the year in which he won MVP as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder. He also scored 54 points that season in a win over the Warriors.

The loss for Golden State sees the team slide back into second place in the West behind the Houston Rockets as it heads into All-Star Weekend.

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