Fantasy basketball purists certainly remember that awesome 1961-62 campaign for the Lakers that saw Elgin Baylor, Jerry West and, of course, Rudy LaRusso each score a 50-point game that season.nfl cheap nike jerseys
Now that Kevin Durant tallied 51 points in a dramatic loss to Toronto last night, the Warriors join that famously productive Lakers triumvirate as the only other team in NBA history to sport three 50-point scorers in a single season — Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson both already hit this rare milestone this season.
The Raptors beat the Warriors 131-128 in an overtime thriller on Thursday, as Durant continued his hot scoring streak with those 51 points in addition to 11 rebounds and six dimes. Durant became the fourth player in Warriors history with three straight 40-point games, joining Stephen Curry, Rick Barry and Wilt Chamberlain, per Elias. With the loss, Golden State snapped its eight-game head-to-head win streak against the Raptors.
Durant is the eighth different player to score 50 in a game this season. That’s more than twice as many players to do so before December in any other season in NBA history. Ten players did this all last season.cheap official nike nfl jerseys
Kawhi Leonard scored 37 points, his most in a Raptors uniform. Leonard aggressively sought to score throughout the game. Per Second Spectrum, Leonard ran 15 isolation plays (his most in a game over the past five seasons) and had 22 drives to the basket (his second most in a game over the past five seasons).
The Warriors’ roster doesn’t offer much help in regards to widely available waiver acquisitions, but for Toronto, we find names like Danny Green proving productive despite being rostered in just 3.7 percent of ESPN leagues. Green won’t wow you with his scoring prowess (just 9.8 PPG), but he can help on defense (1.7 combined blocks and steals) and in shooting (2.5 3PG on 43.3 percent efficiency).