After Kevin Durant scored 25 points for the 41st consecutive game, news outlets were awash with headlines like, “Durant Tops MJ’s 25-Point Game Streak” from Bleacher Report or “Kevin Durant Passes Michael Jordan’s 25-Point Scoring Streak” from Slam Magazine or “Durant had scored 25 or more points in 41 straight games – besting Michael Jordan’s streak of 40” from ProBasketballTalk.
What these outlets fail to mention is that Jordan’s streak was never just a 25-point game streak. It was a 27-point game streak. Jordan scored 27 points in 40 consecutive games. Durant’s streak story is presented in such a way as to make one assume that KD did something more impressive than scoring 27 points in 40 consecutive games. He didn’t. Durant’s streak of 27-point games ended at 25.
In any case, all of us are now aware that Wilt Chamberlain holds the regular season record for most consecutive 25-point games. But who holds the playoff record for most consecutive 25-point games?
I’m glad you asked. That would be a one LeBron “King” James.