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Warriors: 29 assists on 40 made FG Thunder: 15 assists on 35 made FG
It's good news for Durant that it's only a mild sprain, but bad news for us that we were robbed of what might've been his best game ever.
Per Elias, Durant's 30 points in 18 minutes makes him the first player since the merger to score 30 in under 20 minutes.
End 3Q: Warriors up 94-89 on the Thunder. Russell Westbrook with 22 points, 8 assists. Needs 3 rebs to keep 20-5-5 streak alive.
Warriors lead 94-89 after three. Westbrook 22 and 8 assists. No Kevin Durant the rest of the way.
So to recap Durant's game: 30 points on 10-13 shooting, 5-6 from 3, in 18 minutes.
TNT says an X-ray to Kevin Durant's right ankle came back negative. But he does have a sprain and will not return.
Official word from Thunder: X-rays on Kevin Durant's ankle negative.
Durant had X-rays on his ankle out of precaution. They were negative.
Official word from Thunder on Kevin Durant: Right mild ankle sprain, won't return tonight. Key word: Mild.
Right mild ankle sprain for Kevin Durant, out for the rest of the game.
Of course, Durant rolled his right ankle, which is connected to his surgically repaired right foot. Good reason for a little extra anxiety.
That "two-way player problem" haunting OKC in this one. Brooks forced to rely on Jones/Roberson's D but needs Jackson/Lamb/Morrow's offense
Still no official word on Durant as of yet. Wouldn't expect him back tonight, though.
Re: KD's future status - Thunder on a back-to-back in LA vs Lakers tomorrow. Ankle twists usually worse the next day.
Kevin Durant (right ankle) not starting the second half.
Durant is not starting the second half. Perry Jones is in his place.
Perry Jones will start the second half in place of Kevin Durant. Likely done for the night.
Kevin Durant has not returned to the floor yet. Second-half status doesn't look promising.
Kevin Durant is not back on the floor yet.
That was the first time in Kevin Durant's already legendary career that he has scored 30 points in a first half.
This is KD's first 30-point game this season. Guess he got tired not having one and decided to do it in a half.
Durant now slowly walking to the locker room with his team for halftime with a slight limp but without assistance.
Kevin Durant limping off under his own power. Putting weight on it. Will be interesting to see if he goes in 2nd half.
Warriors lead 65-63 at half. Durant 30 on 10-13 (5-6 from 3), Westbrook 15 and 5 assists. OKC's bench with just six total.
Kevin Durant just rolled his right ankle after stepping on Speights' foot while driving to the basket. Being helped off the floor.
Looks like a pretty bad one. Stepped on Speights foot. Needs help off the floor.
Kevin Durant down in the lane. Turned his right ankle pretty badly on a drive.
Durant is down. Rolled his ankle.
Andre Roberson hit a 3. More impressive than Durant's 30 on 10-13.
Andre Roberson corner triple. Your move, Steph Curry.
First 30-point game of the season for Kevin Durant. Averaged 30.2 ppg last season.
(The box score screen I'm looking at can't even keep up with KD.)
Not at all impressed with the Thunder's halfcourt offense this half. It's largely been wild Westbrook drives and heroic Durant 3s.
Kevin Durant has 28 points on 10-13 shooting in 16 minutes. That's, that's... that's something right there you guys.
Kevin Durant has already set a season-high in points (29) and 3-pointers made (5) tonight. Still the first half.
Perry Jones keeps getting lost defensively
Warriors putting on a show now. On a 42-22 run. Steph Curry and Klay Thompson a combined 6/10 from three.
Man, when the Warriors get going, they GET GOING.
Kevin Durant with 22 points on 11 shots in 15 minutes so far tonight.
For those praying for a Thunder-Warriors 1-8 opening round series, spoiler alert: The Thunder aren't going to be the 8-seed.
That Scott Brooks technical gave the Warriors their first free throw of the night.
And just like that, Brooks yanks Jackson after only four minutes.
Halfway through the 2nd quarter OKC: 19/36 FG, 5/11 3FG, 48 points GSW: 21/37 FG, 7/12 3FG, 49 points Buckle up
Jackson struggling on both ends.
This game is plain stupid. Already.
Reminder: Kevin Durant's career-high is 54. And it came against the Warriors.
I want to see 60 from KD tonight.
Warriors are playing Draymond Green at center, and Brooks is sticking with Perk. Seems like an opportunity to get another guard on the floor
The Thunder's offensive rating in the first quarter the last four games: 153.4.
Russell Westbrook has scored double-digits in four straight first quarters: 10 vs Wolves, 14 vs Suns, 12 vs Kings, 13 vs Warriors.
Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook combine for 29 points on 10/17 FG in the first quarter. OKC up 40-32.
The Thunder's last four first quarters: 39, 41, 34 and tonight, 40.
It's a Perry Jones night in the rotation. Which means there will likely be little to no Nick Collison.
The likelihood of a Maurice Speights technical tonight was roughly 93%. Glad he got it out of the way in the 1st quarter.
Not the game for Westbrook to lay on the floor after missed layups/ no-calls. Can't let Curry get a rhythm off easy transition points.
Clear it out. Let Perk and Speights go at each other.
-Westbrook/KD right now: 25 points, 9/12 FG, 5/8 3FG -Warriors right now: 18 points, 8/17 FG, 2/4 3FG
If Durant would've hit that one, by rule, all the fans would've had to rush the court.
Make that 16 points in the first six minutes. Already more than halfway to what would be KD's first 30-pt game of season.
Oh my oh my.
Kevin Durant already 5/5 for 13 points in the first five minutes. Feeling it.
Uh oh. KD cookin.
Dang, Harrison Barnes. Everybody saw that Ibaka block coming since the moment he crossed halfcourt. Everybody but him, I suppose.
Serge Ibaka cranking that interior defense up over the past few games. Great block there + the Mutombo finger wag.
Serge Ibaka is good at blocking people's shots.
We're not even three minutes in and this game is already so much fun.
It's early, but Russell Westbrook definitely looks like he's trying to send a message to Steph Curry and the world...on both ends.
Surprised the Warriors are guarding Westbrook with Curry. Hide Curry on Roberson while you can, Thompson on Russ.
Westbrook makes his first jumper, and turns around and throws a haymaker style high five to Steven Adams. It's just 4-2, Russ.
Steven Adams icing that upper left calf/knee area pregame, but he's a go. In the starting lineup.
Warriors media room has Diet Dr. Pepper on tap, with big cups. Step it up, Thunder PR.
Scott Brooks asked about the Rajon Rondo deal: "Really? Did that happen? Ask me tomorrow."
Scott Brooks says Durant's minutes will remain in the mid-thirties.
Neither Scott Brooks or Steve Kerr would comment on the Rondo trade, without it being official.
Kevin Durant's minute restriction remains around 35.
Steve Kerr says he expects Andrew Bogut to miss "the next couple of weeks."
As a member of the Church of Brandan Wright's PER, I'm not sure about the trade for Dallas. But Rondo-Monta together? Please and thank you.
Should go without noting, but Chris Paul has played three more seasons and 191 more games than Westbrook.
(LeBron? 503. That guy.)
Number of career 20-5-5 games: -Chris Paul: 128 -Russell Westbrook: 112 -Steph Curry: 79 -Tony Parker: 62 -John Wall: 51 -Kyrie Irving: 32
All about the process✊
Kevin Durant at shootaround: "I feel like I'm there. I'm playing a little bit more now and I'm feeling good."
Scott Brooks on prepping for Steph Curry: "Range is unlimited. Like, literally, when he crosses halfcourt...30-35 footers are like layups"
Scott Brooks on Mitch McGary's injury riddled rookie season: "It's tough. It's a tough position for him to be in"
Prediction for the Serial finale: Plot twist, Sarah did it.
Rockets should have fouled. Smh.
That shot from Ginobili was basically him saying, "I've had enough of this game."