New Year’s Eve in Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant had 36 points entering the fourth quarter on 12-21 shooting as a Westbrook-less Thunder led the Blazers by seven. The last 12 minutes, Durant scored one point on 0-5 shooting, and the Thunder let a double-digit lead slip, going 4-20 as a team. It was an ugly, deflating, disappointing loss.
Tonight, sitting on 32 on 12-19 after three tonight against Portland, Durant wasn’t going to let that happen again.
He scored 14 of his 46 in the final frame, and did it on 5-6 shooting, which included a flurry of 3s in the final three minutes. The fire was lit after KD was called for an iffy charge, to which he walked to the sideline, ripped off an expletive and slammed his hand on the scoretable. He was whistled for a technical foul with 3:15 left and the Thunder down 93-90.
After that, Durant scored 11 on 4-4 shooting. You won’t like KD when he’s not nice. Keep Reading…