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Durant's best as a Warrior bests Westbrook (again)

Kevin Durant poured in 40 and improved to 2-0 against his former team as Golden State routed OKC, despite Russell Westbrook's 21st triple-double.

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Durant, Warriors rout thunder

Kevin Durant throws down two of his game-high 40 points with this high-flying putback slam in Golden State's 121-100 win over Oklahoma City.


Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Westbrook was asked if he and Durant are on speaking terms and about their "exchange" in the third quarter where they appeared to talk to each other.


Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook on the incident with Zaza Pachulia: "I'm gonna get his ass back for that one."


Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Steve Kerr on Durant , "What I love about him is that he doesn't chase shots. He's had games where he took only 7 or 8 shots and it doesn't bother him." Tonight KD needed just 16 shots to score 40

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Golden State Warriors say David West suffered non-displaced fracture to left thumb and will be reevaluated in two weeks.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Since individual turnovers were first tracked in 1977-78, Russell Westbrook is the only player with multiple triple-doubles while also finishing with 10 or more turnovers, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. He's done it three times.

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

That's 40 for Durant. On 16 shots. And there are those on the Warriors who feel like he's not even all that focused on scoring yet as he still learns the system and how they play at both ends of the court.

J.A. Adande @jadande

Double-digit turnovers for Russell Westbrook, to go along with his 27 points, 15 rebounds, 12 assists

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

The Kings' medical staff indicates Rudy Gay suffered a torn left Achilles' tendon. An MRI scheduled for tomorrow will confirm the diagnosis

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

David West's left hand was bothering him and he heads to the locker room with team trainer.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose had a big night in Boston (30 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists). But the play of Mindaugas Kuzminskas (17 points) and Willy Hernangomez (17 points) was also key in the Knicks' win. What you saw from both players on Wednesday was due, in part, to the extra hours they spend on the floor on game days. Both are on the court, working on their game, three hours before tipoff with the Knicks' assistant coaches. That work certainly came to light on Wednesday.