Without Russell Westbrook, it’s painfully obvious — so painfully obvious — that the Thunder aren’t anywhere near as good as their normal selves. They struggle in the most frustrating ways, they lack any kind of cutting edge and sometimes, they simply look like a lottery team.
But there’s still a reason to watch, a reason to care, a reason to believe that they can beat any team any given night.
Number. Thirty. Five.
Kevin Durant went from Lambeau-Field-cold in the first half to surface-of-the-sun-hot in the second. He was 5-16 for 16 points after two quarters. He had 32 on 11-16 in the last two, including 23 on 7-11 in the fourth, which included a vicious step-back jumper with 4.0 seconds left to win it for the Thunder. Keep Reading…