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Bulls' John Lucas III Hangs 60 In New York Summer Game

Kevin Durant damn near blew up the Internet a day ago by scoring 66 points at New York's famed Rucker Park in an organized street ball game. Video of Durant's performance went viral by the afternoon, and served as a refreshing counterbalance to the NBA's latest discouraging labor update

A day later, we learned of another transcendent summer ball performance, only this time it came from the last guy you'd expect. John Lucas III -- most notable for being the dude in street clothes passing out high fives at the end of the Bulls' bench last season -- scored an unfathomable 60 points Tuesday night against a team that included Durant and Pacers center Roy Hibbert.

Lucas III will be best remembered by Bulls fans for missing a crucial free throw in a November game against Denver that cost the Bulls win No. 63. It was perhaps one of the most memorable regular season losses of the 2010-2011 campaign with C.J. Watson carrying the offense in the only game Derrick Rose missed all season. Of course, you could count on the Internet to provide a snarky response when news of Lucas' big night spread this morning.

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Some people were more complimentary.

"Should be broadcasted by everybody. Everybody should know. The way he played was unbelievable. He got it easier tonight than I got it last night. He had a hell of a game," Durant said.

How'd JL3 do it? Check the line: 22-for-41 from the field, including 6-of-19 from three. He was also 10-of-11 from the free throw line, and no, that miss didn't cost his team the game.