At long last, Kevin Durant finally played his former team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, and he shined offensively. He was the driving force for the Golden State Warriors for the impressive win over the Thunder. According to ESPN.com’s Chris Haynes, Durant made history in his first game against Oklahoma City.
Kevin Durant onto history. Per ESPN Stats Department, Stephon Marbury (39) in 99-00 scored most points against former team in first meeting.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) November 4, 2016
It was quite a strong performance from Durant that came from obvious motivation as he scored a game-high 39 points on an efficient 15-of-24 shooting from the field, including tying a career-high seven 3-pointers made on 11 attempts. The 27-year-old was flat out phenomenal offensively and showed what he ‘s capable of doing in the Warriors’ potent offense. In fact, Durant has been performing at a high level this season averaging 30.0 points through the first six games while scoring at least 20 points in each contest.
The 27-year-old has quickly found a comfortable role in the offense with Golden State as the No.1 scoring option. However, there still remains plenty of questions for the team defensively without a true rim protector. If they can figure that out, the Warriors have a chance to be something special for the next several seasons.