Durant scores 25-plus points for the 38th consecutive game, two shy of Michael Jordan's record

Mar 30, 6:31 PM

Kevin Durant is an unstoppable human scoring machine. 

The 6-foot-9 small forward has led the NBA in total points scored in each of the last four NBA seasons, and currently ranks first in both points scored (2,286), and points per game (32.2)

On Sunday, Durant scored 31 points on 9-of-13 shooting in a win against the Utah Jazz. His effort stretched his streak of consecutive 25-plus point games to 38. Hall of Famer Michael Jordan holds the record at 40 consecutive games with 25 or more points scored in a game, a feat he accomplished in the 1986-87 season. 

Durant will face a pair of stout defensive teams over his next two contests. On Thursday, his Thunder will take on the Western Conference leading San Antonio Spurs. After that, he will face the Houston Rockets on Friday. The two Texas teams rank 4th and 10th respectively in defensive rating.

Feature photo courtesy of Reuters/Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports