Kevin Durant made NBA history on Wednesday in game three of the NBA Finals. Durant became only the third player ever in NBA history to record 25 points or more in each of his first eight games in the NBA Finals. A native of Suitland, Maryland, Durant accomplished the feat in the Warriors' 118-113 win over the Cavaliers. With the win, the Warriors lead the Cavaliers three games to none in the best out of seven series with game four to be played on Friday in Cleveland.
Durant recorded 25 points or more five times in the 2012 NBA Finals while playing for the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder lost the series four games to one to the Miami Heat. Durant had 36 points in game one, 32 points in game two, 25 points in game three, 28 points in game four and 32 points in game five.
In the 2017 NBA Finals while playing for the Warriors, Durant had 38 points in game one, 33 points in game two and 31 points in game three. In all three games in the NBA Finals, Durant has led the Warriors in scoring.
The other two basketball players to accomplish the feat are legends--Shaquille O'Neal and Michael Jordan. The Warriors meanwhile can make NBA history on Friday. With a win, they will become the first NBA team ever to go undefeated with a record of 16-0 in the NBA playoffs.