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OKC Thunder: Durant looking for home court shooting touch

By Darnell Mayberry Published: November 9, 2008
The player affectionately nicknamed "K-Smoove” has been anything but smooth inside the Ford Center.

But Kevin Durant is looking to change that tonight when he and his Thunder teammates host the Atlanta Hawks at 6.

Durant has played much better on the road this season than inside his own arena, shooting 36 percent at the Ford Center and 57.1 percent in opponents’ buildings. But the second-year guard thinks it’s only a matter of time before he shows his home fans the talents and versatility he’s displayed on the road.

"I’ve been getting good shots,” Durant said of his Ford Center performances. "Some have been in and out and some have missed bad. But I work hard every day after practice and before practice as well. So if I continue to do that they’ll start to fall.”

Durant is averaging just 15.7 points at home compared to 25.0 points on the road. His rebounds, assists and steals are higher on the road as well.

"I think I had some good shots against Boston that I think should have went down but they didn’t,” Durant said. "So I’ve got to continue to be aggressive and knock those shots down.”