Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors returned to face his former team in Oklahoma City Wednesday night – and Russell Westbrook finally got his revenge. He led the Thunder in scoring, putting up 34 points, Carmelo Anthony had 22 points, and Paul George had 20 points.
Thunder coach Billy Donovan was impressed by his teams performance, “The effort, the intensity, our disposition in the 2nd half was really good.” The Thunder forced 22 turnovers by the Warriors – which they capitalized on by scoring 26 total points when the Warriors turned the ball over.
There was a lot of back-and-forth throughout the night between former teammates Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Late in the 3rd quarter when OKC led the Warriors by a score of 73-56 when Durant and Westbrook had to be separated by teammates and officials. The additions of Carmelo Anthony and Paul George during the off season paid off for the Thunder. It will be interesting to see how far OKC will be able to take their team in the Western Conference – but for now, sitting at 8-9 they’re main focus should be on getting back to .500 as the Pistons come to town Thursday night. Baby steps.