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.
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