Kevin Durant Scores 51 Points; Thunder Beat Nuggets In Overtime

Kevin Durant scored 51 points, Russell Westbrook added 40 and Serge Ibaka had a triple-double in a 124-118 win over the Nuggets in overtime.

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Thunder Vs. Nuggets Stats: Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook And Serge Ibaka Go Crazy

It took until Feb. 19, but the NBA finally has its first 50-point scorer of the season. Kevin Durant dropped 51 in the Oklahoma City Thunder's 124-118 overtime win over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night, and he did it in incredibly efficient fashion. Durant was 19-28 from the floor, including 5-6 from three-point range. He was also 8-10 from the free throw line.

Russell Westbrook contributed 40 points, giving the pair a combined 91 points on the night. That total was higher than seven entire NBA teams put up on Sunday night. The last time teammates had 50 and 40 in a game, their team scored 184 points in a loss. Kiki Vandeweghe and Alex English pulled it off in a triple-overtime thriller in 1983, in which the Nuggets lost to the Detroit Pistons.

And as if all of this wasn't cool enough, Serge Ibaka had a triple-double. His contribution to the win was 14 points, 15 rebounds and 11 blocks. A triple-double with 11 blocks made Serge Ibaka the third best performer on his own team. Reports that the Thunder had more than three players on Sunday night are unconfirmed.

For analysis, news and info on these two teams, visit Thunder blog Welcome To Loud City and Nuggets blog Denver Stiffs.

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