Kevin Durant had 21 points along with 4 rebounds and 8 assists as the Brooklyn Nets defeated the Boston Celtics to extend their winning streak to three games.
It was a special night for the two-time NBA champion who passed Allen Iverson on the NBA’s All-Time scoring list. With 24,388 career points Durant climbed to the 25th place on the list, just ahead of his childhood hero.
“It means the world,” KD said postgame. “I dedicated my life to this game at an early age. I watched all of these guys that I’m passing up. I wanted to be like them, I wanted to be in the NBA like them, to make an impact in the league like them.
“So Iverson, he was a pantheon for me, one of those guys that I emulated every time I went outside, play with my friends. It’s all surreal. I pictured I would be in the league, I had an idea but to do it was pretty special.”