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OKC Thunder: Russell Westbrook sits out Denver game, will play at Dallas

Thunder will stick to plan of rest one, play one during its scheduled back-to-back games.
by Anthony Slater Published: March 24, 2014

And Kevin Durant, given some time to reflect, said it was one of his favorite regular season games ever. And one of his best individual performances, too — a 51-point outburst that included three 3s in the final 40 seconds of double overtime to erase an 8-point deficit.

“I got 63 text messages when I got back to my phone after the game,” Durant said. “It’s good, a lot of people say it’s just regular season, but it’s pretty special.”

Durant even ranked the performance above his career-high 54-point showing against Golden State earlier this season and said his teammates presented him with a game ball when it was over.


Following Durant’s legendary showing, Raptors guard Greivis Vasquez called him the NBA’s Jesus, a comparison Durant was flattered by, but shot down.

“Try to compare me to that guy, it’s going to be tough to matchup,” Durant said. “Greatest man to ever walk the Earth. It’s gonna be tough to match up with that. I’m nowhere near Jesus in this league. I’d fail miserably if I tried to stack up to that guy. I like being KD.”


NBA legend Magic Johnson on SportsCenter: “The MVP race is definitely over. Kevin Durant is the MVP.”