The Oklahoman's Oklahoma City Thunder beat writer Darnell Mayberry answered questions from readers in today's Power Lunch chat. Read the entire chat recap here. Participate in our Power Lunch chats Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. at NewsOK.com/sports On Kevin Durant relying on the three-point shot this season: He's already taken seven more 3-pointers this year than he did last season. And there's still 10 games left to play. AND if he plays each of the remaining 10, he'll still be four shy of last year, when he played all 82 games. The numbers have been shocking. He seems to have diversified his game much more in his fourth season. But his 3-point attempts are staggering. On whether Russell Westbrooks is a "ball hog:" If you look at the numbers, no. He's averaging eight-plus assists. But that's why I hate looking at stats sometimes. Watch how he dominates the ball and calls his own number throughout the game and it's hard to not draw that conclusion. He's been great at times and he deserves credit. But ironically it seems the more he scores and calls his own number and does all this impressive stuff, the more it seems he has a long way to go in terms of figuring out what being a floor leader is all about. On whether Westbrook's season has taken attention away from Durant's MVP bid: I don't think so. I think Durant's slow start hurt him more than anything. Had he come out in November setting the league on fire, the Durant bandwagon would have been overflowing after what he did this summer in Turkey. On the need for a scoring backup for Durant: People can [stop] saying that. KD plays 40 minutes a game, or close to it. A backup is not THAT important. scoring off the bench comes in the form of James Harden, Daequan Cook and, maybe, just maybe, Nate Robinson when he's healthy. On what makes Denver a tough first round matchup for Oklahoma City: They've got a mix of toughness and size upfront in Kenyon Martin and Nene. They've got speed and shooters on the perimeter. They're playing great defense recently. They're deep. And they share the basketball well.