Video: Kevin Durant's Historic 49-Point Triple-Double Leads Nets to Game 5 Win

Kevin Durant gave the NBA world a virtuoso performance in a Game 5 win against the Bucks, posting 49 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists. He is the only player in playoff history to have 45+ points, 15+ rebounds and 10+ assists in a game.

Durant put Brooklyn on his back, playing all 48 minutes and shooting an astounding 16-of-23 from the floor, including 4-of-9 from downtown. He delivered in the clutch, as well, hitting a surreal pull-up three-pointer with Middleton draped all over him.

Heading into Game 5, many pundits questioned Durant's ability to lead this beleaguered Nets squad to a win. Kyrie Irving is out indefinitely with an ankle injury and James Harden returned for the first time in nearly ten days. Harden was clearly enfeebled by the injury to his right hamstring, scoring five points on 1-of-10 from the field.

Durant will attempt to mirror his historic performance in Game 6 on Thursday, as the Nets will look to eliminate the Bucks.
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