Kevin Durant Puts Up Season-Best 40 Points in Warriors’ Win Over Thunder


Kevin Durant dunking during the Golden State Warriors’ win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday.

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OAKLAND, Calif. — Kevin Durant dazzled against his old team once again, scoring a season-best 40 points to lead the Golden State Warriors past Oklahoma City, 121-100, on Wednesday night despite Russell Westbrook’s 21st triple-double for the Thunder.

Westbrook had 27 points, 15 rebounds and 13 assists in an improved showing from his 20-point outing on 4-for-15 shooting when Oklahoma City first faced Durant and the Warriors here two and a half months ago and watched him dismantle the Thunder from every which way.

In his two games against the Thunder, Durant has scored 79 points on 28-for-50 shooting. He hit seven 3-pointers in the first meeting, a 122-96 Warriors rout on Nov. 3 at Oracle Arena. Durant also had 12 rebounds Wednesday.

Stephen Curry added 24 points and eight assists, and Klay Thompson had 14 points after he arrived back in the Bay Area just in time to play after a short absence dealing with a personal…

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