Late in the third quarter, Kevin Durant walked over to the scorer’s table, clearly frustrated. “What am I shooting?” he asked one of the official scorekeepers. The answer: 4-14, with just 12 points.
Not coincidentally, the Thunder were playing terrible basketball, trailing the Suns by as much as 16 in the second half.
You can be sure KD already knew it wasn’t going well for him up to that point, but maybe he just needed to actually hear it from someone else. Who really knows the reason, but after asking, he went 6-13 for 18 of his 30 points in the final 15 minutes. And not coincidentally the Thunder kicked it into gear and finally started playing basketball.
A 16-4 run brought Oklahoma City to within four heading to the fourth and really at that point, the work had been done. The Thunder kept it going the last 12 minutes, outscoring Phoenix 31-16 in the final frame en route to their 14th straight home win. Keep Reading…