Durant established the single-season franchise mark for points. Durant has scored 2,258 points, surpassing Dale Ellis
’ 2,553 points 20 years ago when the team was in Seattle.
The Thunder, in sixth place overall in the Western Conference, most likely will finish as the No. 6, 7 or 8 seed but could finish as high as second.
One game in the loss column behind Dallas, Utah, Phoenix and Denver — four teams locked in a four-way tie for second, third, fourth and fifth — the Thunder plays three of those teams the final 10 days.
If the Thunder wins its final six games, finishing the regular season on a 10-game winning streak, Oklahoma City would be assured of being the No. 3 seed, passing the Jazz, Suns and Nuggets because of tiebreakers. OKC could finish as the No. 2 seed if Dallas loses at least one game.
But if the Thunder goes 4-2 or 3-3 over its last six games, there’s a good chance it would finish as the No. 8 seed and play the Lakers in the first round.
Krstic’s alley oop dunk
Late in the first half Sunday against Minnesota, Durant took an outlet pass on a fast break near half-court, took a couple of dribbles and tossed an alley oop pass to Nenad Krstic
for a slam dunk.