Scoring is definitely the premium skill that an NBA basketball player can have. Even if a top goalscorer struggles on defense, teams will try to hide him on the defensive side to allow him to thrive on the offensive side, which is how important offense is. The greatest scorers in NBA history have earned unique places in the league’s history books, and rightly so.
In today’s NBA, several players are all-time great scorers, including LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard and Giannis Antetokounmpo. While everyone can do it in their own way, the job is the same in the end: marking buckets.
Five longest game streaks with at least 20 points scored by a player in NBA history
Throughout the history of the NBA, there have been impressive scorers who have dominated the league with their attacking prowess and consistency. Speaking of consistency, we’re going to take a look at some of the greatest goal streaks in NBA history.
In this article, we’ll give you the five longest streaks of consecutive matches with at least 20 points scored by a single player.
Without further ado, let’s get started
# 5 Kevin Durant – 72 games
Kevin Durant has won the NBA scoring title four times in his NBA career and is certainly one of the greatest scorers of all time, perhaps the most talented considering his size and efficiency.
Durant has the fifth-best career points per game average in NBA history at 27.02. Plus, his four scoring titles are tied for third in NBA history with George Gervin and Allen Iverson.
Durant is tied for the fourth–longest streak in a row with at least 20 points scored, with 72 between November 23, 2015 and November 9, 2016.
# 4 Michael Jordan – 72 games
The greatest player in NBA history according to a massive crowd of fans and analysts, Michael Jordan is arguably the greatest goalscorer the league has ever seen.
In addition to his 10 NBA scoring titles and 32,292 career points, Jordan has also enjoyed a 72-game streak scoring 20 or more points. This sequence took place between December 29, 1987 and December 6, 1988.
This also happened during his streak of 866 straight games with at least 10 points per night.
The five-time MVP, six-time champion and six-time Finals MVP award winner averaged 30.1 career points per game in the regular season, the highest in league history.