A stunning performance by Kevin Durant caused Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle to call the Oklahoma City Thunder forward "the best shooter on the planet."
That's praise Russell Westbrook will likely never receive, but the point guard has been the Thunder's best shooter of late.
Durant and Westbrook will try to lead NBA-leading Oklahoma City to a seventh consecutive win and second over Denver in five days Sunday.
Named an All-Star starter the day before, Durant scored a career-high 52 points in a 117-114 overtime win over Dallas on Friday. He went 13 of 31 from the field, 5 of 9 from 3-point range and hit all 21 of his free throws.
Durant's previous high was 51 points in a 124-118 OT victory over Denver on Feb. 19. He's averaged 37.6 points and 52.9 percent shooting in the last five contests.
"It's more about the win for me," Durant said. "I was excited at the way we played ... We just kept fighting and we got a good win on the ro...