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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Breaks OKC Thunder Single-Season Record For 30-Point Games

Against Memphis, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander broke the Oklahoma City Thunder's single-season record for 30-point games surpassing Kevin Durant.

On Friday against the Miami Heat Shai Gilgeous-Alexander notched his 47th 30-plus point game of the season, pulling him even with Kevin Durant for the all-time single-season record for 30-point games. 

It did not take the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar long to break the record as the superstar broke loose against the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night. 

After laboring in the first half, Gilgeous-Alexander really began to fill it up after intermission. As the Thunder attempted to mount another double-digit comeback, the MVP candidate checked back into the contest with 7:47 left in the final frame already contributing 23 points. 

In garbage time, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander raced the length of the floor to lay the ball in to give him 30 points on the night in the Thunder's 121-111 loss at the hands of the Pacers.  

Gilgeous-Alexander has a chance to make this a nearly untouchable feat with still 18 games to play in the regular season. The max contract point guard has been the model of consistency. 

So far this season, the 25-year-old guard is averaging 31.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, 6.5 assists, a league-best 2.1 steals, and a block per game while shooting 54 percent from the floor, 37 percent from beyond the arc and 88 percent from the charity stripe. 

This is yet another feather in his cap as Gilgeous-Alexander is well on his way to another first-team All-NBA season and has a case to take home the Most Valuable Player Award. With the OKC Thunder at the top of the west, milestones like this only heighten his case. 

Up Next, the Oklahoma City Thunder will take on the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday in the final game of the Thunder's home stand. 

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