Kevin Durant discusses Russell Westbrook scuffle

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Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant are clearly back on speaking terms now. And real passion is great for the game.

Fred Katz on the Warriors potentially being what the Thunder needs right now: "Maybe that's what the Thunder need right now".

Oklahoma City's fans are still sore over Durant's departure. Durant may have inflamed his former team when he critiqued Thunder coach Billy Donovan and a lack of supporting staff in a tweet written in the third person.

The NBA's favorite friends-turned-foes saga wrote its latest chapter last night, as Kevin Durant's Golden State Warriors squared off against Russell Westbrook's Oklahoma City Thunder.

The reigning MVP scored a season-high 34 points and added 10 rebounds and nine assists to help the Oklahoma City Thunder roll past the Warriors, 108-91 on Wednesday night.

Durant was often portrayed as a misunderstood or enigmatic or aloof star early on, but I think by now we can say for sure that he is fairly simple to decipher on at least one front: he's the type of star who feeds off of what others are saying about him.

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Whether the issues are from the infamous 3-1 blown lead to the Warriors in 2016, or that he regrets going to the Warriors, Durant appeared to take it personally, while Westbrook played intense as usual. "We like to go at it, both of us, and that's just a part of the game".

"The story's about the game". You should give them credit for how they played and we should be better.

"It's not about who's in each other faces".

Possibly in a way of damage control to scrub his uncharacteristic behavior from the minds of National Basketball Association fans, Durant chalked up last night to just two players playing ball. All the fans, they lying to y'all.

"I'm done trying to convince people that I love being here, I love playing basketball here, I love growing as a basketball player and a person", Durant told reporters.

The Thunder led 65-48 at halftime as Westbrook filled the stat sheet with 20 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Now, along with rugged center Steven Adams, the Thunder are back to the team they were two years ago again. The wins have been by an average of 17.8 points.

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