On Sunday against the Jazz, he scored 17 points on 7-of-14 shooting, grabbed eight rebounds and blocked four shots.
“I thought Serge was really good tonight,” Brooks said. “He was really protecting the basket, particularly late in the game. He had a couple blocks, a couple alters and that's the type of play we need out of Serge.”
KD GETS SOME REST
After struggling through a 2-of-10 shooting performance in 18 first-half minutes, Brooks gave Durant his first extended rest of the preseason, sitting his superstar for the entire second half.
Brooks has hinted at resting Durant an entire game at least once in the preseason. The last two chances for him to follow through come Tuesday in Phoenix and Wednesday in Wichita against the Bulls.
STAT OF THE GAME
Steven Adams has 41 rebounds in 108 preseason minutes, which equates to 13.6 boards per 36 minutes.
Adams had 10 rebounds on Sunday, one game after he grabbed 15.
UGLY STRETCH OF THE GAME
Oklahoma City shot 2-of-19 in the fourth quarter, scoring only 11 points and allowing the Jazz to turn a blowout into a semi-respectable final score. Most of this was done with Thunder backups on the floor.
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