The highly anticipated matchup between the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder was much more lopsided than expected, with Kevin Durant stealing Russell Westbrook‘s spotlight.
After a soul-sapping 39-point, seven rebound performance, complete with much trash talk, Durant and the Dubs walked out of Oracle with a convincing 122-96 victory over KD’s former team. Westbrook, the other half of the main event, had a night that wasn’t as explosive, and he tallied just 20 points on a piddling 4/15 shooting with ten assists.
After the game, Westbrook was taken aback by the amount of smack-talk the Warriors were doing, and Durant was especially chatty.
Russell Westbrook on how OKC handled the emotions, trash talk of Thunder-Warriors: pic.twitter.com/EOW6THLNu1
— Erik Horne (@ErikHorneOK) November 4, 2016
Enes Kanter and Durant had the most memorable conversation, and the Thunder’s backup center was jawing at Durant from OKC’s bench.
— TBN (@TBNMedia) November 4, 2016
The four-time scoring champ also had some not-nice words for newest Thunder member Jerami Grant, who got Durant started after staring him down after dunking on him.
Four expletives in a row–impressive.
Over the course of his eight seasons with the Thunder, Durant never showed that side of him; maybe it’s a byproduct of spending so much time with Draymond Green.
The next time these two face off is January 18 in Oakland.
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