A few scattered thoughts from the Thunder’s second-to-last preseason game:
- First: Kevin Durant looked really, really, really, really good tonight. He looked like, well, Kevin Durant. Any shot he wanted, any time he wanted it, attacking aggressively, pulling up, active defensively, rebounding, creating.
- Second: Russell Westbrook also looked very, very, very, very good.
- Third: Dion Waiters also looked pretty, very, kind of, really good. He has for most of the preseason. Maybe it’s just a Preseason Dion kind of thing, or a Contract Push Dion kind of thing. But again, a stellar performance — 17 points on 7-13 shooting, four rebounds and three assists in 23 minutes. Under control, making (mostly) good choices and staying aggressive without hogging. One play stood out: In semi-transition, Waiters had a reasonably open long 2 he could’ve taken, but instead fired a great pass to a cutting Kyle Singler for an and-1 layup.