Oklahoma City Thunder: Kevin Durant comes to life after hard fall in win over Milwaukee Bucks

What looked like a potential franchise crippler turned into a positive game-changer for the Thunder, the turning point in a needed 101-85 blowout of the Bucks.
by Anthony Slater Published: January 11, 2014
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Whatever it was, it worked.

At the time of the fall, dating back to the Denver game, he had missed 14 of his last 16 shots.

To end Saturday's win, he made seven of his last nine, compiling another ridiculous stat-line: 33 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists.

“He just refocused after that,” Kendrick Perkins said. “Sometimes things like that will get you going. Hate to say it, but it do.”

In the second half, Durant had his left wrist taped. When he left the arena, Durant had it in a brace. It was the body part that clearly took the brunt of the blow.

And although he seemed fine and the brace seemed precautionary, Thunder fans will hold their breath over the next few days, given the recent Russell Westbrook injury news that has been thrust upon them during off-days.

But if nothing comes of it, the OKC faithful can feel fortunate for that scary plummet.

It revitalized their star and catapulted their team to a needed victory. Even if it caused a few heart attacks in the process.

by Anthony Slater
Thunder Beat Writer
Anthony Slater started on the Thunder beat in the summer of 2013, joining after two years as NewsOK.com's lead sports blogger and web editor. A native Californian, Slater attended Sonoma State for two years before transferring to Oklahoma State in...
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