Kevin Durant Goes for 30 as Thunder Win
Kevin Durant has an enormous amount of potential. This season, many NBA experts believe Durant will be improved to the point that his name could be in the MVP talks. In Wednesday’s preseason game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat, the 6-foot-9 forward illustrated his skills.
In 32 minutes, Durant had 30 points, six rebounds and two assists while hitting 10-of-16 shots from the field and 9-of-10 free throw attempts. It was his second straight preseason game in which he scored exactly 30 points.
Against the Heat, Durant got plenty of help — namely from Jeff Green. The Georgetown product had 25 points and three rebunds in 36 minutes of action. Russell Westbrook chipped in with an impressive all around effort of 12 points, seven assists, six rebounds and three steals.
For Miami, Michael Beasley led the way with 24 points, four rebounds and two assists. Playing without the injured Dwyane Wade, the Heat got double digit scoring performances from Daequan Cook, Quentin Richardson, Mario Chalmers and Jermaine O’Neal.