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Kevin Durant's impressive scoring record snapped after exactly one year

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After a shaky-ish start to life in Oakland, Kevin Durant has found his groove as a Golden State Warrior in the past few games and has been lighting up the scoreboard.

That's nothing new for the 2014 MVP, but last night, 18 points against the Denver Nuggets was not enough to keep one impressive record going.

KD's streak of scoring 20 points in 72 straight games came to an end in the Warriors' win over the Nuggets on Thursday night. He finished with 18 points in 30 minutes and the record lasted exactly one year.

The streak was tied with Michael Jordan for the longest 20-point streak in the past 50 seasons and the fourth-longest streak all-time.

Legendary center Wilt Chamberlain remains way out in front with 126 consecutive 20-point games, a record he amassed in the 1960s.

On November 10 in 2015, Durant was held to 14 points against the Washington Wizards during his time with the OKC Thunder, but he did not return after halftime in that encounter because of a hamstring injury.

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There were no such excuses this time as the 28-year-old took a backseat to Stephen Curry's 33 point outburst.

Interestingly, Jordan's career-long streak of 72 straight 20-point games, like Durant's, ended on the road and, like Durant, Jordan also scored 18 points on 16 shots.

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