Durant: 20K points by age 29 'pretty special'

For the season, he's averaging 22.9 PPG, exactly eight more PPG than he averaged last season and nearly 10 PPG above his career average. The Golden State Warriors are coming off their loss in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

Now, just over halfway through the season, the Warriors are on pace to finish 65-17-a low mark for the Steve Kerr era, but still one of the 25 greatest records in National Basketball Association history.

The Warriors, meanwhile, still lead the Houston Rockets out west by three games.

ROAD STREAK: The Warriors recall their win streak to start the 2015-16 season ended at 24 in Milwaukee. CJ Williams left last night's game with a sprained ankle and he is questionable for tonight. In two meetings against Antetokounmpo last season, Green helped hold him to a combined 14-for-37 (37.8 percent) shooting.

With all that in mind, let's take a closer look at what lies ahead and how things could play out Friday night for the Bucks as well as the Warriors. It's a peculiar, mid-grade kind of thrill-like watching a polished character actor play the leading role in a ho-hum indie flick-to see just how many moves Lou's got, and how well-honed they are.

Speaking of team records, DeMar DeRozan just scored 52 points last week to finally clinch the Toronto Raptors' single-game franchise record.

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Lou Williams led with 34 points but missed a late 3 that resulted in a long rebound by Wesley Johnson.

The Warriors shot 3 for 27 in that game from 3-point range but topped that with four 3s in the first quarter Monday and finished 13 for 30 from deep.

Lou Williams, an old-timer with a sweet shooting touch, torched the Warriors for 50 points on Wednesday night at the Oracle Arena where the Clippers stunned Golden State, 125-106. The primary reason is that, at a young age, Durant was displaying the ability to score at will in a variety of ways.

Durant made his return to action after sitting out the past three games with a right calf strain. Moreover, opponents are scoring 18.4 points per game off the gifts.

The Dubs superstar was also producing 5.6 assists, and 1.4 steals over the five games which all resulted in wins. Without the assistance of the team's primary scoring option, the athletic Westbrook began gathering up one triple-double after another on a regular enough basis that it did not seem possible. There is very little spacing on the floor outside of the 3 top scorers. Relatively good health contributed to a guady +12.7 rating through 21 games, while alternating injuries for Curry and Durant have had an adverse effect since (+8.2, despite the better record).

The NBA All-Star Game is going to be a bit different this season.

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