Durant humbled by talk with assistant
An infuriated Kevin Durant was ticked off at the Thunder’s play right after the All-Star break. And so was basically everyone associated with the team.
But according to a recent story uncovered by NBA.com’s David Aldridge, Durant was particularly peeved. And it was seeping into his everyday attitude.
That is, until Thunder assistant Brian Keefe sat Durant down and basically told him to get over himself.
“That was probably one of the most realest conversations I've had with a coach, ever,” Durant told NBA.com. “He let me know how bad I was — my body language, my attitude. I just decided to look at myself and self-evaluate. And he was right. I had to change how I was thinking, how I was acting toward my teammates. Everything.”
Kevin Durant named Western Conference player of the month
Surprise, surprise: Kevin Durant was named Western Conference Player of the Month for March.
It's the fourth time he has won it this season (in five opportunities) and 10th time in his career. Durant averaged 34.5 points, 6.7 rebounds and 5.9 assists in March. The Thunder went 10-4.
Bobcats center Al Jefferson won the award in the East.
Steven Adams on the Thunder’s upcoming game with the Spurs and a matchup with Tim Duncan: “It should be fun. I find every game fun. This should be more fun.”
Stat of the night
Carmelo Anthony, currently second in the race for the scoring title, would need to average 74.8 points per game over his final seven (524 points total) to catch Durant’s current 32.18 points-per-game pace.