Du­rant pow­ers War­riors past Ok­la­homa City

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS -

A towel over his head in the wan­ing mo­ments and Kevin Du­rant’s state­ment-mak­ing night in the books at last, he could fi­nally breathe and briefly for­get the con­stant chat­ter about his de­par­ture from Ok­la­homa City.

A towel over his head in the wan­ing mo­ments and Kevin Du­rant’s spec­tac­u­lar, state­ment-mak­ing night in the books at last, he could fi­nally breathe and briefly for­get the con­stant chat­ter about his de­par­ture from Ok­la­homa City.

It came from ev­ery­where. It came for months. A matchup — and re­match — cir­cled from the mo­ment he joined the Golden State War­riors way back in July. KD’s big de­ci­sion that left a fan base and a fran­chise feel­ing scorned.

Du­rant got the last word in the first re­union against Rus­sell West­brook and his old Thun­der team­mates, go­ing off for 39 points and match­ing his ca­reer high with seven 3-point­ers in Golden State’s 122-96 dis­man­tling of pre­vi­ously un­beaten OKC on Thurs­day night in a re­match of the thrilling seven-game Western Con­fer­ence Fi­nals .

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