Kevin Durant scores season-high 53 points in victory vs. Knicks

Kevin Durant dominates for 53 points as Brooklyn holds off New York.

Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant put on another jaw-dropping performance Sunday afternoon, racking up a season-high 53 points in Brooklyn’s 110-107 victory over the New York Knicks. Durant scored 40 of his 53 points through the first three-quarters of action, finishing just one point shy from his regular-season career-high of 54 points.

The Nets star went 19-for-37 from the field, setting a career-high for field-goal attempts. Durant also had nine assists and six rebounds in his 60th career 40-point performance. His 53 points marks the most points by a Nets player against the Knicks in franchise history.

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Knicks’ Kemba Walker on Christmas Triple-Double: ‘Those Are Moments You Dream About’ | Bleacher Report

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The Kemba Walker revival is in full effect. 

After finding himself buried on the New York Knicks bench for nearly a month, Walker has been spectacular in his past four games, averaging 26.0 points, 8.3 rebounds and 7.0 assists during that span, including a triple-double (10 points, 10 rebounds, 12 assists) during a 101-87 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Christmas Day. 

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According to <a href=””>@ESPNStatsInfo</a>, Kemba Walker’s triple-double is just the 10th on Christmas in NBA history. Four were by Oscar Robertson in the 60s. The others: John Havlicek (’67), Billy Cunningham (’70), LeBron James (2010), Russell Westbrook (’13) and Draymond Green (’17).

“It was amazing. It was amazing,” Walker told reporters after the win. “Those are moments you dream about. You know? Yeah, man, it’s kind of hard to put it in words, to be honest. But it was special. Just

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Obi Toppin’s Dunk Was Crazy, But The Pacers Knock Off The Knicks In Indy

The Indiana Pacers picked up their 11th win of the season on Wednesday evening in Indianapolis when they crushed the New York Knicks 122-102. 

While the Pacers advanced to 11-16 in their first 27 games, the Knicks fell to 12-13 and now are under .500 on the season in their first 25 games. 

“We played with a lot of energy for the majority of the game,” Rick Carlisle said postgame. “Good start, which is always important. A lot of balance, and a lot of guys played hard, so obviously every win is important for us right now, but we did many good things.” 

The Pacers are a solid 8-6 in 14 games at home this season, but a dreadful 3-10 in 13 road games.  

As for the Knicks, they got an incredible highlight from Obi Toppin (see tweet below from ESPN’s SportsCenter), but are struggling right now with a 4-6

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The mother of the Knicks’ 23-year-old rookie was brought to tears when the fans chanted her son’s name

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Obi Toppin dunks in Game 2 of the playoffs. Elsa/Getty Images

  • Obi Toppin gave his team a spark in a Game 2 win with an alley-oop dunk in the 4th quarter.

  • After the play, the crowd of 16,000 people at Madison Square Garden chanted his name.

  • Cameras caught Toppin’s mom in the stands wiping away tears at the crowd chanting her son’s name.

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Roni Toppin got a one-of-a-kind experience at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday: hearing 16,000 fans chanting her son’s name.

New York Knicks rookie Obi Toppin provided a spark in his team’s come-from-behind, Game 2 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday.

His key contribution came in the fourth quarter when he successfully defended a possession, first closing out hard on a three-point shooter to deny the shot, then stripping the ball from the Hawks’ Kevin Huerter. On the ensuing fastbreak,

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