|Kevin Durant, SF
10-21 FG | 4-7 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 27 PTS | -5
KD did his job for the most part against the Mavs. He wasn’t terrific by any stretch, but after a sluggish start of 1-5 from the floor, he got going. The main bummer for Durant is that he didn’t finish with an assist on the night. He hadn’t had less than three in any game yet this season.
|Serge Ibaka, PF
4-10 FG | 2-2 FT | 8 REB | 1 AST | 10 PTS | -6
Westbrook set Ibaka up for an open jumper five or six times tonight. And Ibaka turned most of them down without even really looking at the rim. Ibaka needs to take a more aggressive mindset in being an actual factor in OKC’s offense rather than just fitting in entirely.
|Kendrick Perkins, C
1-3 FG | 5-6 FT | 6 REB | 1 AST | 7 PTS | +5
Perk got worked in the pick-and-roll a couple times, but did work to the finish. He had a terrific block on Ian Mahinmi and did a decent job on Dirk.
|Russell Westbrook, PG
8-20 FG | 2-4 FT | 8 REB | 3 AST | 18 PTS | -4
Westbrook attacked like he’s supposed to. It looks like he’s getting back to form. But the lack of assists is becoming a thing now. He had just three and with the Thunder offense stalling in every way, he’s got to take the responsibility as point guard to get things going.
|James Harden, G
5-11 FG | 5-5 FT | 7 REB | 3 AST | 16 PTS | -11
You can’t expect Harden to bail out the Thunder every night. He had 16, which is solid, but OKC’s bench got worked by the Mavs second unit. Harden had moments, but he hasn’t shot the ball well from outside at all this season. He’s taking good looks, but just isn’t dropping them.