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Kevin Durant with the spin, drive and finger roll finish vs. Clippers (VIDEO)

Feb 23, 2014, 6:36 PM EDT

Kevin Durant turned in a spectacular performance against the Clippers on Sunday, finishing with 42 points and 10 assists in a game his Thunder lost.

This was one of KD’s better highlights of the afternoon, a spin move just past mid-court, followed by a drive to the basket and a finger roll finish through the contact from Matt Barnes.

Durant wasn’t the problem for the Thunder, it was that they let Jamal Crawford and Barnes get loose for too many open looks from outside. The duo combined for 60 points while shooting 11-of-18 from three-point distance.

For OKC, this loss (like the one to the Heat on Thursday) isn’t really anything to be concerned about. They’re working Russell Westbrook back into the fold, and anytime a player with such a high usage rate is being reintroduced into an offense, there’s going to be an adjustment period.

Westbrook finished with 13 points, five rebounds and six assists, but ended the day making just three of his 13 shots.

  1. archilochusColubris - Feb 23, 2014 at 7:30 PM

    A talented ball-handler, to be sure, but this wasn’t the most elegant highlight. Doesn’t it look like he double-dribbles after the spin move? Or carries during the spin? He might not have; it’s not that easy to see, even in slow-motion. But it was a bit awkward and I wouldn’t have been surprised to see this called back either.

  2. drubyy1993 - Feb 23, 2014 at 8:02 PM

    They never call double dribble or traveling

    • abchome - Feb 24, 2014 at 6:08 AM

      on super stars.

    • cfutch - Feb 24, 2014 at 12:59 PM

      Actually if you look at it in the first replay at the :20 mark it looks like there is some space between his hands and the ball so I don’t think he touched it on the spin

  3. jerdogthompson - Feb 23, 2014 at 10:37 PM

    And the Clippers win.

  4. mackcarrington - Feb 23, 2014 at 11:54 PM

    He put 2 hands on the ball coming out of the spin move.

  5. jerdogthompson - Feb 24, 2014 at 12:38 AM

    No, No , No………..this is the exact kind of loss you should be concerned about.

    Plain and simple, OKC had all the usual suspects playing and shooting well. Bottom line is the Clippers beat them down at home.

    I’d be very concerned if I were Scotty. See you Wednesday so we can settle this thing once and for all.


  6. harshedmellow - Feb 24, 2014 at 3:47 AM


  7. onlyavoice - Feb 25, 2014 at 6:42 PM

    Melo has been doing this for years,
    ball hog showboating

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