Kevin Durant scores 66 at Rucker Park in NYC

Tue, Aug 2

NEW YORK -- Add Kevin Durant to the list of NBA greats who have played at Harlem's Rucker Park. And put him high on the list.

The reigning NBA scoring champion dazzled the crowd by scoring 66 points in an Entertainers Basketball Classic game on Monday.

"I've always wanted to play at Rucker Park all my life," Durant told one of the league's emcee's after his DC Power team beat the Sean Bell All-Stars, which featured Chicago Bulls guard John Lucas III.

Rucker Park, located across the street from where the Polo Grounds used to stand, is famed for pickup games and leagues that have counted Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Julius Erving, Allen Iverson and Kobe Bryant among its participants.

Durant fell two points short of the EBC scoring record of 68, set by Steve Burtt Jr. in 2007. Joe (The Destroyer) Hammond is recognized as holding the park record with 74 points in a game.

As the NBA lockout has dragged on for more than a month, NBA players have hit the streetball circuit to stay in shape, with Durant having also appeared in the Drew League out in Los Angeles.

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