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Kevin Durant's latest 20-point game takes his scoring streak to a historic level

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Monday night's game at the Oracle Arena may have been all about Stephen Curry, as he set a new NBA record for three-pointers in a single outing, but Kevin Durant made his own little piece of history in the Bay Area.

While Curry was posting 46 points, dropping a record 13 threes off 17 attempts, Durant finished with a stat line of 22 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists.

Now it doesn't seem like much, but it extends Durant's incredible streak of scoring at least 20 points - the run now stands at 71 regular season games.

The stretch dates back to his days with the Oklahoma City Thunder and November 2015 when he only registered 14 points in his hometown of Washington, missing the whole second half with a hamstring injury.

Since returning from that issue seven games later, the 2014 Most Valuable Player and five-time scoring champion has embarked on a run that emphasises his incredible level of scoring consistency.

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Even on a bad day the forward still finds a way to influence the outcome with his ability to put the ball in the basket, and his latest game means Durant's streak is now the fifth longest in NBA history - moving alongside the run put together by Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Durant still has a long way to go if he wants catch Wilt Chamberlain, whose 126 games from October 19, 1961, to January 19, 1963, is the longest in recorded history.

Chamberlain also has the second longest streak, putting together a 92-game run from 1962 to 1964, while Oscar Robertson is third with 79 games. It's not bad company for Durant to be in.

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